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DATE: March 31, 2003

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Extension of Contract Goal for Small Disadvantaged Businesses and Certain Institutions of Higher Education

SOURCE: Federal Register, March 31, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 61, page 15381

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 219.000, Scope of Part, and DFARS 226.7000, Scope of Subpart, to implement Section 816 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-314), which extends, for three years, the goal for contract awards to small disadvantaged businesses and certain institutions of higher education.

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."

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 31, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angelena Moy, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-1302; facsimile: 703-602-0350. Cite "DFARS Case 2002-D038" when referring to this final rule.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On December 2, 2002, President Bush signed Public Law 107-314, the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003. The law contained Section 816, Extension of Contract Goal for Small Disadvantaged Businesses and Certain Institutions of Higher Education, which extends for three years, through Fiscal Year 2006, the 5% goal for awards to small disadvantaged businesses, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) concerns, historically black colleges and universities, and minority institutions. The goal was scheduled to expire the end of Fiscal Year 2003 -- September 30, 2003.

To implement Section 816, DFARS 219.000 and DFARS 226.7000 are amended by replacing "through [Fiscal Year] 2003" to "through 2006".

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

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