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DATE: April 22, 2005

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Unique Item Identification and Valuation

SOURCE: Federal Register, April 22, 2005, Vol. 70, No. 77, page 20831

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is finalizing, with changes, the December 30, 2003, interim rule that amended DFARS 211.274, Item Identification and Valuation, and DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Identification and Valuation, to require unique item identification and valuation of items with an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the interim rule being finalized, see the December 30, 2003, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCHDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Unique Item Identification and Valuation.”

For more on the original interim rule, which led to the December 30, 2003, interim rule, see the October 10, 2003, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Unique Item Identification and Valuation."

For more on the meeting held to discuss the original interim rule, see the October 24, 2003, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Unique Item Identification and Valuation."

DOD’s unique item identification site is http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/uid.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 22, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Peterson, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0311; fax: 703-602-0350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 10, 2003, DOD published an interim rule that required contractors to uniquely mark items and to provide for identification of the government's acquisition cost of items that are to be delivered to DOD. DOD held a public meeting on November 6, 2003, to discuss the interim rule. Because of the significance of the comments on the October 10, 2003, interim rule and at the November 6, 2003, meeting, DOD issued a second interim rule on December 30, 2003, and invited further comments. Thirteen respondents submitted comments on the second interim rule and, as a result of the comments, DOD has finalized the second interim rule with the following significant changes:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953.

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