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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: July 22, 2003

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Buy-to-Budget -- Acquisition of End Items

SOURCE: Federal Register, July 22, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 140, page 43331

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Interim Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending the DFARS to add DFARS Subpart 207.70, Buy-to-Budget -- Additional Quantities of End Items, to implement Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-314), which authorizes DOD to acquire a higher quantity of an end item than the quantity specified in law, under certain conditions.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the acquisition-related provisions of Public Law 107-314, see the December 3, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003."

For more on another interim rule implementing a provision of Public Law 107-314, see today's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Multiyear Procurement Authority for Environmental Services for Military Installations."

DATES: This interim rule is effective July 22, 2003. Comments on the interim rule should be submitted on or before September 22, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Respondents may submit comments directly on the web site at http://emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf/pubcomm. As an alternative, respondents may e-mail comments to: dfars@acq.osd.mil. Also, respondents who cannot submit comments through the web site or by e-mail may submit comments to Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Susan Schneider, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062, or by fax to 703-602-0350. Cite "DFARS Case 2002-D036" when making comments on this interim rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Schneider, 703-602-0326.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This interim rule adds new DFARS Subpart 207.70 to implement Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003. Section 801 added 10 U.S.C. 2308, which provides that DOD may acquire a higher quantity of an end item than the quantity specified in a law providing for the funding of the acquisition if the agency head makes certain findings regarding to the acquisition.

DFARS Subpart 207.70 consists of three sections:

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

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