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Department of Defense (DoD).
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to sealed bidding. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
November 10, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Robin Schulze, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0326; facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2003-D076.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:Start Printed Page 65090
DFARS Transformation is a major DoD initiative to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS. The objective is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the acquisition process, while allowing the acquisition workforce the flexibility to innovate. The transformed DFARS will contain only requirements of law, DoD-wide policies, delegations of FAR authorities, deviations from FAR requirements, and policies/procedures that have a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD or a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. Additional information on the DFARS Transformation initiative is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/transf.htm.
This final rule is a result of the DFARS Transformation initiative. The DFARS changes include—
- Deletion of unnecessary text at DFARS 214.201-1, 214.407-3(h), and 214.5.
- Redesignation of DFARS 214.202-5(d) as 214.202-5(c) for consistency with the corresponding FAR text.
- Addition of the Defense Contract Management Agency General Counsel to the list of agency officials authorized to permit correction of mistakes in bid before award.
DoD published a proposed rule at 69 FR 8152 on February 23, 2004. DoD received no comments on the proposed rule. Therefore, DoD has adopted the proposed rule as a final rule without change.
This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.
B. Regulatory Flexibility Act
DoD certifies that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the rule deletes unnecessary text and updates administrative information, but makes no significant change to contracting policy.
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 214
- Government procurement
Michele P. Peterson,
Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.
Therefore, 48 CFR part 214 is amended as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 214 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 214—SEALED BIDDINGEnd Part
2. Section 214.201-1 is removed.End Amendment Part
3. Section 214.202-5 is amended by redesignating paragraph (d) as paragraph (c).End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
4. Section 214.407-3 is amended as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
a. By adding paragraph (e)(ix); andEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
b. By removing paragraph (h). The added text reads as follows:End Amendment Part
(e) * * *
(ix) Defense Contract Management Agency: General Counsel, DCMA.
Subpart 214.5—[Removed]Start Amendment Part
5. Subpart 214.5 is removed.End Amendment Part End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 04-24864 Filed 11-9-04; 8:45 am]
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