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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Pilot Program for Transition to Follow-On Contracting After Use of Other Transaction Authority (DFARS Case 2008-D030)

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AGENCY:

Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 824 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. Section 824 amended the DoD pilot program for transition to follow-on contracting after use of other transaction authority, to establish a new program expiration date and to include items developed under research projects within the scope of the program.

DATES:

Effective Date: November 19, 2009.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Cassandra Freeman, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone 703-602-8383; facsimile 703-602-7887. Please cite DFARS Case 2008-D030.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

DoD published an interim rule at 74 FR 2415 on January 15, 2009, to implement section 824 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Pub. L. 110-417). The rule amended the DoD pilot program for transition to follow-on contracting after use of other transaction authority, to establish a new program expiration date and to add items developed under research projects to the types of items to which the program applies. The pilot program provides that certain items that do not otherwise meet the definition of “commercial item” may be treated as commercial items in the award of contracts and subcontracts that follow an other transaction agreement.

DoD received no comments on the interim rule. Therefore, DoD has adopted the interim 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. Although the rule is expected to ease the transition of nontraditional defense contractors from the use of other transaction agreements to standard contracts, the economic impact is not expected to be substantial.

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.

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 212

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Amy G. Williams,

Editor, Defense Acquisitions Regulations System.

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Accordingly, the interim rule amending

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[FR Doc. E9-27843 Filed 11-18-09; 8:45 am]

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