Department of Defense (DoD).
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to reflect an extension in the expiration date of a partnership agreement between DoD and the Small Business Administration (SBA). The partnership agreement permits DoD to award contracts to 8(a) Program participants on behalf of SBA.
Effective September 29, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Donna Hairston-Benford, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0289; facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2004-D015.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
By partnership agreement dated February 1, 2002, between the SBA and DoD, the SBA delegated to DoD its authority to enter into contracts under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)). The expiration date of the partnership agreement has been extended from September 30, 2004, to September 30, 2005. This final rule amends DFARS 219.800 to reflect the extension.
This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.
B. Regulatory Flexibility Act
This rule will not have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors, or a significant Start Printed Page 58354effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD. Therefore, publication for public comment is not required. However, DoD will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected DFARS subpart in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 2004-D015.
C. Paperwork Reduction Act
The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the rule does not impose any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 219End List of Subjects Start Signature
Michele P. Peterson,
Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.
Therefore,End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 219—SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS
2. Section 219.800 is amended in paragraph (a), in the last sentence, by removing “2004” and adding in its place “2005”.End Amendment Part End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 04-21852 Filed 9-29-04; 8:45 am]
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