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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: October 25, 2002

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Enterprise Software Agreements

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 25, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 207, page 65509

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is adding DFARS Subpart 208.74, Enterprise Software Agreements, to address the use of "enterprise software agreements" for the acquisition of commercial software and software maintenance in accordance with the DOD Enterprise Software Initiative.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the proposed rule, see the January 29, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Enterprise Software Agreements."

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 2000-D023" when referring to this final rule.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The DOD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) promotes the use of enterprise software agreements (ESAs) with contractors that allow DOD to obtain favorable terms and pricing for commercial software and related services. On January 29, 2002, a proposed rule was published which would add DFARS Subpart 208.74 to address the use of ESAs for the acquisition of commercial software and software maintenance in accordance with the initiative. Five respondents submitted comments, and the proposed rule is finalized with several changes. The following are the major provisions of DFARS Subpart 208.74 and other associated changes to the DFARS, with the differences between the proposed rule and the final rule noted:

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

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