DATE: December 15, 2004
SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Architect-Engineer Services
SOURCE: Federal Register, December 15, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 240, page 75000
AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)
ACTION: Final Rule
SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS Subpart 236.6, Architect-Engineer Services, to update text pertaining to selection of firms for architect-engineer contracts.
EDITOR'S NOTE: On February 11, 2003, DOD announced plans for conducting a "major transformation" of the DFARS (see the February 11, 2003, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Transformation"). The objective of the DFARS transformation is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the acquisition process while allowing the acquisition workforce the flexibility to innovate. The transformed DFARS will contain only requirements of law, DOD-wide policies, delegations of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) authorities, deviations from FAR requirements, and policies and procedures that have a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DOD or a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. All mandatory and non-mandatory internal DOD procedures, non-mandatory guidance, and supplemental information will be contained in the DFARS companion document, the Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI).
Additional information on the DFARS Transformation initiative is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/transf.htm.
For more on the PGI, see the November 1, 2004, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Procedures, Guidance, and Information."
For more on the proposed rule, see the June 25, 2004, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Architect-Engineer Services."
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 15, 2004.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Euclides Barrera, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0296; fax: 703-602-0350.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to the DFARS Transformation initiative, DOD published a proposed rule on June 25, 2004, that would make the following changes to DFARS Subpart 236.6:
No comments were submitted on the proposed rule, so DOD is adopting the proposed rule as final without change.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953.
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