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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: June 11, 2003

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); DOD Activity Address Codes in Contract

SOURCE: Federal Register, June 11, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 112, page 34879

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is proposing to amend DFARS Subpart 204.70, Uniform Procurement Instrument Identification Numbers, to prescribe the use of DOD activity address codes in the first six positions of solicitation and contract numbers, instead of the current practice of using DOD activity address numbers in the first six positions.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be received by August 11, 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 2003-D005" when making comments on this proposed rule.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This proposed rule would amend DFARS Subpart 204.70 to prescribe the use of a contracting office's DOD activity address code (DODAAC) in the first six positions of a solicitation or contract number, instead of the DOD activity address number found in DFARS Appendix G, Activity Address Numbers. DOD is planning to use DODAACs in numbering solicitations and contracts, beginning October 1, 2003. (EDITOR'S NOTE: DOD activity address codes are maintained by the Defense Logistics Agency at: https://day2k1.daas.dla.mil/dodaac/dodaac.asp.)

The proposed change would eliminate the need for maintenance of the list of activity address numbers in DFARS Appendix G. However, there would still be a need to maintain the two-position codes, presently found in Appendix G, that contracting offices use when placing an order against another activity's contract or agreement. These codes would be relocated to the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Web site at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap, and Appendix G would be removed from the DFARS.

The following are the changes being proposed to DFARS Subpart 204.70:

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

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