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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: November 21, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Profit Policy Meeting

SOURCE: Federal Register, November 21, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 225, page 69895

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is sponsoring a public meeting to discuss the proposed rule on changes to DFARS Subpart 215.4, Contract Pricing, published on July 24, 2000. The proposed changes are intended reduce and eventually eliminate emphasis on facilities investment, increase emphasis on performance risk, and encourage contractor cost efficiency.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the proposed rule that will be discussed at the meeting, see the July 24, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH ""Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Profit Policy."

DATES: The public meeting will be held December 12, 2000, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 1745 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Bemben, Office of Cost, Pricing, and Finance, 703-695-9764; fax: 703-693-9616; e-mail: bembenrj@acq.osd.mil.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Director of Defense Procurement Deidre Lee would like to hear the views of interested parties on what they believe to be the key issues pertaining to the July 24, 2000, proposed rule and potential alternatives. Subsequent to the discussions at the public meeting, the Director of Defense Procurement intends to publish a revised proposed rule for additional public comment.

A listing of some of the possible issues is included on the Office of Cost, Pricing, and Finance web site at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dp/cpf. The following are the possible issues that have been identified, and some possible actions in response:

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

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