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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: June 3, 2003

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Transportation of Supplies by Sea -- Commercial Items

SOURCE: Federal Register, May 23, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 106, page 33026

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 252.212-7001, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items, to add Alternate III to DFARS 252.247-7023, Transportation of Supplies by Sea, to the list of clauses required to be included in contracts for commercial items. Alternate III to DFARS 252.247-7023 is required in contracts at or below the simplified acquisition threshold.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the proposed rule, see the October 25, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Transportation of Supplies by Sea -- Commercial Items."

For more on the final rule that added DFARS 252.247-7023, Alternate III, see the May 31, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACT DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Ocean Transportation by U.S.-Flag Vessels."

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 3, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; telephone: 703-602-0328; facsimile: 703-602-0350. Cite "DFARS Case 2002-D019" when referring to this final rule.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On May 31, 2002, DOD published a final rule amending DFARS 252.247-7023 to require its inclusion in contracts at or below the $100,000 simplified acquisition threshold. The final rule added a new Alternate III to DFARS 252.247-7023 for use in contracts at or below the simplified acquisition threshold which minimizes the information required from contractors under these contracts. However, the May 31, 2002, rule inadvertently omitted Alternate III to DFARS 252.247-7023 from the list of required clauses in DFARS 252.212-7001(b).

On October 25, 2002, DOD published a proposed rule to add Alternate III to DFARS 252.247-7023 to the list in DFARS 252.212-7001(b). No comments were received on the proposed rule, so it is being finalized without change.

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

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