[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 182 (Friday, September 19, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 56278-56279]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22370]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 204, 213, 217, 225, and 249


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical 
Amendments

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial 
changes.

DATES: Effective September 19, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Manuel Quinones, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), Room 3B941, 3060 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060. Telephone 571-372-6088; 
facsimile 571-372-6094.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule amends the DFARS as follows:
    1. Directs contracting officers to additional procedures and 
guidance by adding references at 204.403 and 213.301 to DFARS PGI 
204.403(2) and 213.301, respectively.
    2. Amends 217.7802 by correcting punctuation at 217.7802(b)(1) and 
directing contracting officers to additional procedures and guidance at 
DFARS PGI 217.7802(b)(1)(iii).
    3. Corrects the reference to additional procedures and guidance at 
225.7703-3 for DFARS PGI 225.7703-3.
    4. Amends 249.7000(a)(1) by replacing two telephone numbers with a 
central email address.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 204, 213, 217, 225, and 249

    Government procurement.

Manuel Quinones,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Therefore, 48 CFR parts 204, 213, 217, 225, and 249 are amended as 
follows:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 204, 213, 217, and 225 
continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1.

PART 204--ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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2. Revise section 204.403 to read as follows:


204.403  Responsibilities of contracting officers.

    (1) Contracting officers shall ensure that solicitations comply 
with PGI 204.403(1).
    (2) For additional guidance on determining a project to be 
fundamental research in accordance with 252.204-7000(a)(3), see PGI 
204.403(2).

PART 213--SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

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3. Amend section 213.301 by adding the following introductory text:


213.301  Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

    Follow the procedures at PGI 213.301 for authorizing, establishing, 
and operating a Governmentwide commercial purchase card program.
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PART 217--SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS

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4. Amend section 217.7802 by revising paragraph (b)(1) to read as 
follows:


217.7802  Policy.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) Evaluating whether using a non-DoD contract for the acquisition 
is in the best interest of DoD. Factors to be considered include:
    (i) Satisfying customer requirements.
    (ii) Schedule.
    (iii) Cost effectiveness (taking into account discounts and fees). 
In order to ensure awareness of the total cost of fees associated with 
use of a non-DoD contract, follow the procedures at PGI 
217.7802(b)(1)(iii).
    (iv) Contract administration (including oversight).
* * * * *

PART 225--FOREIGN ACQUISITION

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5. Amend section 225.7703-3 by revising paragraph (d) to read as 
follows:


225.7703-3  Evaluating offers.

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    (d) For acquisitions in support of the United States Central 
Command (USCENTCOM), United States European Command (USEUCOM), United 
States Africa Command (USAFRICOM), United States Southern Command 
(USSOUTHCOM), or United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) theater of 
operations, see PGI 225.7703-3.

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PART 249--TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS

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6. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 249 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1.


249.7000  [Amended]

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7. Amend section 249.7000, in paragraph (a)(1), by removing ``(703) 
697-9351, DSN 227-9351'' and adding ``[email protected]'' in its place.

[FR Doc. 2014-22370 Filed 9-18-14; 8:45 am]
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