DATE: October 1, 2001

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Memorandum of Understanding on the Section 8(a) Program

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 1, 2001, Vol. 66, No. 190, page 49863

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 219.800, General, to extend the expiration date of a memorandum of understanding between DOD and theSmall Business Administration (SBA) pertaining to the Section 8(a)program from May 5, 2001, to December 31, 2001. The memorandum of understanding permits DOD to award contracts directly to 8(a) program participants instead of awarding the contracts through the SBA.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angelena Moy, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-1302; fax: 703-602-0350. Cite DFARS case 2001-D009.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: A memorandum of understanding dated May 6, 1998, between DOD and SBA permits DOD to award contracts directly to eligible 8(a) program participants, instead of awarding the contracts through the SBA as provided for in FAR Subpart 19.8, Contracting with the Small Business Administration (the 8(a) Program). The expiration date of the memorandum of understanding had been May 5, 2001, but it has been extended to December 31, 2001. This final rule amends DFARS 219.800 to reflect the extension.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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