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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: September 30, 2004

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Extension of 8(a) Program Partnership Agreement

SOURCE: Federal Register, September 30, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 189, page 58353

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 219.800, General, to extend the expiration date of the partnership agreement between DOD and the Small Business Administration (SBA) from September 30, 2004, to September 30, 2005. The partnership agreement permits DOD to award contracts to 8(a) program participants on behalf of SBA.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 30, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Hairston-Benford, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0289; fax: 703-602-0350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 1, 2002, DOD and SBA entered into a partnership agreement in which SBA delegated to DOD its authority to enter into contracts under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act. The expiration date of the partnership agreement was September 30, 2004, but DOD and SBA have agreed to extend the agreement to September 30, 2005. This final rule amends the last sentence of DFARS 219.800(a) to reflect this extension.

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

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