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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: October 1, 2001

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Cancellation of MIL-STD-973, Configuration Management

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 1, 2001, Vol. 66, No. 190, page 49865

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is removing DFARS 252.243-7000, Engineering Change Proposals, and DFARS 252.248-7000, Preparation of Value Engineering Change Proposals, because they require submission of engineering change proposals in the format prescribed by MIL-STD-973, Configuration Management, which was cancelled on September 20, 2000.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Schneider, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0326; fax: 703-602-0350. Cite DFARS case 2001-D001.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: MIL-STD-973 was cancelled without replacement on September 20, 2000. DFARS 252.243-7000 and DFARS 252.248-7000 required that engineering change proposals be submitted in the format prescribed by MIL-STD-973. Therefore, DFARS 252.243-7000 and DFARS 252.248-7000 are removed, as is DFARS Part 248, Value Engineering, which consisted of DFARS 248.270, Supplemental Clause. DFARS 248.270 stated that DFARS 252.248-7000 was to be used when the contracting officer wanted value engineering change proposals submitted in the format prescribed by MIL-STD-973.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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