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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: June 27, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Production Surveillance and Reporting

SOURCE: Federal Register, June 27, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 124, page 39722

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 242.1104, Surveillance Requirements, to revise the criteria for determining the degree of production surveillance needed for DOD contracts, and to delete obsolete forms.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the proposed rule, see the January 13, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Production Surveillance and Reporting."

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 27, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sandra Haberlin, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD (AT&L) DP (DAR), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0289; fax: 703-602-0350. Cite DFARS case 2000-D009.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: DFARS 242.1104 had required that all contracts receive at least "pre-delivery telephonic surveillance", and that critical contracts and contracts specifically identified for special surveillance by the contracting officer receive "pre-delivery on-site production surveillance." On January 13, 2000, DOD proposed amending DFARS 242.1104 to require contract administration offices to conduct a risk assessment of each contractor to determine the degree of production surveillance needed for contractors awarded to that contractor. In addition, the proposed rule would delete an obsolete reference to cost/schedule contract system requirements in paragraph (a) of 242.1106, Reporting Requirements, and delete the obsolete DD Form 375 Production Progress Report series. Six comments were submitted, and DOD is finalizing the proposed rule with changes.

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

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