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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: May 13, 2002

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Meeting on Competition Requirements for Purchases from Federal Prison Industries (FPI)

SOURCE: Federal Register, May 13, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 92, page 32002

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting

SYNOPSIS: Director of Defense Procurement Deidre Lee is sponsoring a public meeting to discuss the April 26, 2002, interim rule which added DFARS 208.602, Policy, to implement Section 811 of the Fiscal Year 2002 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 107-107), which requires DOD to conduct market research before purchasing a product listed in the Federal Prison Industries (FPI) catalog to determine whether the FPI product is comparable in price, quality, and time of delivery to products available from the private sector.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the interim rule that will be discussed at the meeting, see the April 26, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Competition Requirements for Purchases from Federal Prison Industries (FPI)."

For more on the acquisition-related provisions of the FY 2002 National Defense Authorization Act, see the January 2, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002."

DATES: The meeting will be held June 3, 2002, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room C-43, Crystal Mall 4, 1931 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan L. Schneider, Defense Acquisition Regulations Directorate, 703-602-0326, e-mail: susan.schneider@osd.mil.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: To implement Section 811 of the FY02 National Defense Authorization Act, on April 26, 2002, DOD added DFARS 208.602 on an interim basis and requested comments.

Director of Defense Procurement Deidre Lee decided to hold a public meeting on the interim rule, so it will be held on June 3, 2002. A list of possible issues for discussion at the meeting includes, but is not limited to --

  1. The overall purpose and intent of the interim rule.

  2. If you are in the government --


  3. If your are in the private sector --


  4. What changes would you like to see in the final rule, if any?

  5. Are there specific contracting procedural issues that may need to be clarified in the final rule?

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

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