[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 75 (Monday, April 20, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 21656-21657]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08975]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2015-0018]

48 CFR Parts 205, 206, 208, 210, 213, 215, and 216


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 April 20, 2015.

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--
     DFARS 205.205.205-71 to DFARS Procedures, Guidance and 
Information (PGI) 206.302-1(d);
     DFARS 206.000 to PGI 206.000;
     DFARS 206.302-1(d) to PGI 206.302-1(d);
     DFARS 206.303-2 to PGI 206.303-2(b)(i);
     DFARS 206.304(a)(S-70) to PGI 206.304(a)(S-70);
     DFARS 208.405-6 to PGI 208.405-6;
     DFARS 210.002 to PGI 210.002(e)(ii);
     DFARS 213.104 to PGI 213.104;
     DFARS 213.500-70 to PGI 215.371-2;
     DFARS 213.501 to PGI 206.304(a)(S-70);
     DFARS 215.371-2 to PGI 215.371-2; and
     DFARS 216.505(b)(2) to PGI 216.505(b)(2).
    2. Revises paragraph structure of sections 210.002 and 215.371-2.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 205, 206, 208, 210, 213, 215, and 
216

    Government procurement.


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    Manuel Quinones,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Therefore, 48 CFR parts 205, 206, 208, 210, 213, 215, and 216 are 
amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 205, 208, 210, 213, 215, and 
216 continues to read as follows:

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

PART 205--PUBLICIZING CONTRACT ACTIONS

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2. Add section 205.205-71 to read as follows:


205.205-71  Only one responsible source.

    Follow the procedures at PGI 206.302-1(d) prior to soliciting a 
proposal without providing for full and open competition under the 
authority at FAR 6.302-1.

PART 206--COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

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3. Revise the authority citation for 48 CFR part 206 to read as 
follows:

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


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4. Add section 206.000 to read as follows:


206.000  Scope of part.

    For information on the various approaches that may be used to 
competitively fulfill DoD requirements, see PGI 206.000.

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5. Amend section 206.302-1 by adding paragraph (d) to read as follows:


206.302-1  Only one responsible source and no other supplies or 
services will satisfy agency requirements.

* * * * *
    (d) Limitations. Follow the procedures at PGI 206.302-1(d) prior to 
soliciting a proposal without providing for full and open competition 
under this authority.

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6. Add section 206.303-2 to read as follows:


206.303-2  Content.

    (b)(i) Include the information required by PGI 206.303-2(b)(i) in 
justifications citing the authority at FAR 6.302-1.

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7. Amend section 206.304(a) by adding a new paragraph (S-70) to read as 
follows:


206.304  Approval of the justification.

    (a)(4) * * *
    (S-70) For a noncompetitive follow-on acquisition to a previous 
award for the same supply or service supported by a justification for 
other than full and open competition citing the authority at FAR 6.302-
1, follow the procedures at PGI 206.304(a)(S-70).

PART 208--REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

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8. Add section 208.405-6 to read as follows:


208.405-6  Limiting sources.

    For an order or blanket purchase agreement (BPA) exceeding the 
simplified acquisition threshold that is a follow-on to an order or BPA 
for the same supply or service previously issued based on a limiting 
sources justification citing the authority at FAR 8.405-6(a)(1)(i)(B) 
or (C), follow the procedures at PGI 208.405-6.

PART 210--MARKET RESEARCH

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9. Revise section 210.002 to read as follows:


210.002  Procedures.

    (e)(i) When contracting for services, see PGI 210.070 for the 
``Market Research Report Guide for Improving the Tradecraft in Services 
Acquisition''.
    (ii) See PGI 210.002(e)(ii) regarding potential offerors that 
express an interest in an acquisition.

PART 213--SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

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10. Add section 213.104 to read as follows:


213.104  Promoting competition.

    For information on the various approaches that may be used to 
competitively fulfill DoD requirements, see PGI 213.104.

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11. Add subpart 213.5 to read as follows:
Subpart 213.5--Test Program for Certain Commercial Items
Sec.
213.500-70 Only one offer.
213.501 Special documentation requirement.

Subpart 213.5--Test Program for Certain Commercial Items


213.500-70  Only one offer.

    If only one offer is received in response to a competitive 
solicitation issued using simplified acquisition procedures authorized 
under FAR subpart 13.5, follow the procedures at PGI 215.371-2.


213.501  Special documentation requirements.

    (a) Sole source (including brand name) acquisitions. For 
noncompetitive follow-on acquisitions of supplies or services 
previously awarded on a noncompetitive basis, include the additional 
documentation required by PGI 206.303-2(b)(i) and follow the procedures 
at PGI 206.304(a)(S-70).

PART 215--CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION

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12. Revise 215.371-2 to read as follows:


215.371-2  Promote competition.

    Except as provided in sections 215.371-4 and 215.371-5--
    (a) If only one offer is received when competitive procedures were 
used and the solicitation allowed fewer than 30 days for receipt of 
proposals, the contracting officer shall--
    (1) Consult with the requiring activity as to whether the 
requirements document should be revised in order to promote more 
competition (see FAR 6.502(b) and 11.002); and
    (2) Resolicit, allowing an additional period of at least 30 days 
for receipt of proposals; and
    (b) For competitive solicitations in which more than one potential 
offeror expressed an interest in an acquisition, but only one offer was 
ultimately received, follow the procedures at PGI 215.371-2.

PART 216--TYPES OF CONTRACTS


216.505  [Amended]

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13. Amend section 216.505 by adding paragraph (b)(2) to read as 
follows:


216.505  Ordering.

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    (b)(2) Exceptions to the fair opportunity process. For an order 
exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, that is a follow-on to 
an order previously issued for the same supply or service based on a 
justification for an exception to fair opportunity citing the authority 
at FAR 16.505(b)(2)(i)(B) or (C), follow the procedures at PGI 
216.505(b)(2).

[FR Doc. 2015-08975 Filed 4-17-15; 8:45 am]
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