DATE: October 25, 2002

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Transportation of Supplies by Sea -- Commercial Items

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 25, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 207, page 65528

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is proposing to amend DFARS 252.212-7001, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items, to add to the list of clauses required to be included in contracts for commercial items Alternate III of DFARS 252.247-7023, Transportation of Supplies by Sea, which is required in contracts at or below the simplified acquisition threshold.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the final rule that added DFARS 252.247-7023, Alternate III, see the May 31, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACT DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Ocean Transportation by U.S.-Flag Vessels."

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted on or before December 24, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Respondents may submit comments directly on the web site at http://emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf/pubcomm. As an alternative, respondents may e-mail comments to dfars@acq.osd.mil. Also, respondents who cannot submit comments through the web site or by e-mail may submit comments to Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Amy Williams, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062, or by fax to 703-602-0350. Cite "DFARS Case 2002-D019" when making comments on this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Williams, 703-602-0328.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On May 31, 2002, DOD published a final rule amending DFARS 252.247-7023 to require its inclusion in contracts at or below the $100,000 simplified acquisition threshold. The final rule added a new Alternate III to DFARS 252.247-7023 for use in contracts at or below the simplified acquisition threshold which minimizes the information required from contractors under these contracts. This proposed rule would add Alternate III of DFARS 252.247-7023 to the list of required clauses in DFARS 252.212-7001(b) because it was inadvertently omitted from the May 31, 2002, rule.

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

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