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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: April 13, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Foreign Acquisition

SOURCE: Federal Register, April 13, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 72, page 19849

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 225, Foreign Acquisition, to bring it into conformance with the rewritten FAR Part 25, which was published in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 97-15 on December 27, 1999.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 13, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, PDUSD (AT&L) DP (DAR), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062, 703-602-0288; fax: 703-602-0350.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: FAC 97-15 contained a completely revised FAR Part 25, which was rewritten and reorganized to simply and clarify the coverage. FAR 1.303, Publication and Codification, states that "coverage in an agency acquisition regulation that implements a specific part, subpart, section, or subsection of the FAR shall be numbered and titled to correspond to the appropriate FAR number and title." Therefore, DFARS Part 225 needed to be revised to conform with the reorganized FAR Part 25. (EDITOR'S NOTE: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has already revised NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) Part 1825 as required by FAR 1.303. See the February 25, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS); Foreign Acquisition.")

The following are the subparts of the reorganized DFARS Part 225:

Introduction (consisting of DFARS 225.001, General, and DFARS 225.003, Definitions)


Subpart 225.1, Buy American Act -- Supplies

Subpart 225.2, Buy American Act -- Construction Materials

Subpart 225.3, Balance of Payments Program

Subpart 225.4, Trade Agreements

Subpart 225.5, Evaluating Foreign Offers -- Supply Contracts

Subpart 225.7, Prohibited Sources

Subpart 225.8, Other International Agreements and Coordination

Subpart 225.9, Customs and Duties

Subpart 225.10, Additional Foreign Acquisition Regulations

Subpart 225.11, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

*Subpart 225.70, Authorization Acts, Appropriations Acts, and Other Statutory Restrictions on Foreign Acquisition

*Subpart 225.71, Other Restrictions on Foreign Acquisitions

*Subpart 225.72, Reporting Contract Performance Outside the United States

*Subpart 225.73, Acquisitions for Foreign Military Sales

*Subpart 225.74, Antiterrorism/Force Policy Protection for Defense Contractors Outside the United States


*These subparts are unique to DOD and have no corresponding subparts in the FAR. These are not revised by this final rule.



The following list summarizes the reorganization of the DFARS text:

Text previously located at Relocated to
225.000-70225.003
225.000-71225.001
225.102225.103
225.105225.502
Table 25-1225.504
225.107225.170
225.108225.104
225.109(a)225.1101(1)
225.109(b)225.171(a)
225.109(d)225.1101(2)
225.109-70(a)225.1101(3)
225.109-70(b)225.171(b)
225.303225.304
225.305-70225.1103(1)
225.401225.003
225.402(c)225.403
225.403225.401
225.403-70225.401-70
225.405225.408
225.408225.11
225.602225.901
225.603225.902
225.604225.903
225.605FAR 25.1101(e)(2)
225.605-70225.11
225.702225.701
225.970225.1070
225.971225.1103(2)
225.972225.1103(3)

The rule makes no substantive changes to DFARS policy pertaining to foreign acquisition. Most of the changes that have been made by this final rule are to cross-references within DFARS Part 225 and between DFARS Part 225 and the corresponding provisions and clauses in DFARS 252.225.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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