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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: April 4, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Department of Defense; Waiver Extension Regarding General Services Administration (GSA) Utilization Screening for DOD Property

SOURCE: Department of Defense Memorandum, dated March 22, 2000 (DAR Tracking Number 2000-o0004)

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Waiver

SYNOPSIS: On March 22, 2000, Acting Director of Defense Procurement Colonel Dave Kerrins, Jr., issued a memorandum to the directors of defense agencies, the services' deputies for acquisition, and the Defense Logistics Agency's executive director for procurement management, extending through March 6, 2002, the DOD FAR waiver that exempts special test equipment without standard components from GSA screening requirements.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The previous waiver extension was issued February 24, 1998, and was effective from March 6, 1998, through March 6, 2000.

EFFECTIVE DATES: This waiver is extended from March 6, 2000, to March 6, 2002.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The acting director of defense procurement is extending, until March 6, 2002, the waiver of the GSA screening requirements prescribed in paragraph (b) of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 45.608-1, General, FAR 45.608-4, Limited Screening, and paragraph (b) of FAR 45.608-5, Special Items Screening. (EDITOR'S NOTE: FAR 45.608 addresses screening of contractor inventory). In addition, the GSA screening requirement at FAR 45.608-4 is waived for DOD property in poor and salvage condition (that is, items reported in the inventory schedule with condition codes A3, A6, A9, B3, B6, B9, F3, F6, F9, or HX).

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

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