Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD).
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for validation of Taxpayer Identification Numbers as part of the Central Contractor Registration process. The DFARS changes are consistent with changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Felisha Hitt, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0310; facsimile (703) 602-7887. Please cite DFARS Case 2006-D037.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
DFARS 252.204-7004 contains a substitute paragraph for use with the clause at FAR 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration, to address DoD-unique requirements relating to contractor registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. This final rule amends DFARS 252.204-7004 for consistency with changes made to FAR 52.204-7 in Item I of Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-10, published at 71 FR 36923 on June 28, 2006. The changes address requirements for the Government to validate a contractor's Taxpayer Identification Number, and for the contractor to consent to this validation, as part of the CCR registration process.
DoD published a proposed rule at 71 FR 2645 on January 22, 2007. 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 relates to an administrative requirement for TIN validation, which is performed by the Government. Contractors need only provide consent for TIN validation as part of the CCR registration process.
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 252End List of Subjects Start Signature
Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
Therefore,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSESEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Section 252.204-7004 is amended as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
a. By revising the section heading, clause title, and clause date; andEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
b. In paragraph (a), by revising the definition of “Registered in the CCR database” to read as follows:End Amendment Part
ALTERNATE A, CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (SEP 2007)
(a) * * *
“Registered in the CCR database” means that—
(1) The Contractor has entered all mandatory information, including the DUNS number or the DUNS+4 number, into the CCR database;
(2) The Contractor's CAGE code is in the CCR database; and
(3) The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to include validation of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service, and has marked the records “Active.” The Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN validation to the Government as part of the CCR registration process.
[FR Doc. E7-17433 Filed 9-5-07; 8:45 am]
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