DATE: December 11, 2002

SUBJECT: Department of the Treasury Acquisition Regulation (DTAR) Rewrite

SOURCE: Federal Register, December 9, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 238, page 76150

AGENCIES: Department of the Treasury

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: The Department of the Treasury is proposing to completely rewrite the DTAR so it is in plain English, and reflects current policy, practice, and recent Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) changes. In addition, the rewritten DTAR would establish a Treasury mentor-protege program.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The DTAR is Chapter 10 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by January 10, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Mail comments to the Department of the Treasury, Office of the Procurement Executive, ATTN: Angelie Jackson, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, c/o 1310 G St., NW., Suite 400W, Washington, DC 20220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angelie Jackson, Department of the Treasury, Office of the Procurement Executive, 202-622-0245.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Treasury initiated a review and rewrite of the DTAR to improve clarity and understanding by using plain English, eliminating internal operating procedures that do not have a significant effect beyond Treasury, and eliminating coverage that is obsolete or duplicates the FAR. In addition, the rewritten DTAR will establish the Treasury Mentor-Protege Program. Treasury intends the reissued DTAR to be simple for contractors, offerors, and Treasury contracting personnel to use.

Some of the more prominent provisions of the proposed rewritten DTAR are:

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

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