DATE: January 13, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Paid Advertisements

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 13, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 9, page 2055

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 205.502, Authority, and DFARS Part 253, to remove references to DD Form 1535, Request/Approval for Authority to Advertise, because DOD has determined that using the form to document approval for the publication of paid advertisements in newspapers is no longer necessary.

EFFECTIVE DATES: January 13, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melissa Rider, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, PDUSD (AT&L) DP (DAR), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062, 703-602-4245; fax: 703-602-0350. Cite DFARS Case 99-D029 when referring to this final rule.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: To remove references to DD Form 1535, paragraph (a)(ii) of DFARS 205.502 is revised to remove the requirement that a DD Form 1535 be submitted to the approval authority designated in paragraph (a)(i) (that is, the head of the contracting activity or designee) to obtain approval to publish paid advertisements in newspapers, and replace it with, "Before advertising in newspapers, the contracting officer must obtain written approval from the agency official designated in accordance with paragraph (a)(i) of this section."

Also, the form is removed by the deletion of DFARS 253.303-1535, Request/Approval for Authority to Advertise.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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