DATE: January 29, 2002

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Enterprise Software Agreements

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 29, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 19, page 4231

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is proposing to add DFARS Subpart 208.74, Enterprise Software Agreements, to address the use of "enterprise software agreements" for the acquisition of commercial software and software maintenance in accordance with the DOD Enterprise Software Initiative.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted by April 1, 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: Susan Schneider, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062, or by fax to 703-602-0350. Cite DFARS Case 2000-D023 when making comments on this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Schneider, 703-602-0326.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The DOD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) promotes the use of enterprise software agreements (ESAs) with contractors that allow DOD to obtain favorable terms and pricing for commercial software and related services. This proposed rule would add a new DFARS Subpart 208.74 to address the use of ESAs for the acquisition of commercial software and software maintenance in accordance with the initiative.

DFARS Subpart 208.74 would consist of the following four sections:

In addition, Table 51-1, Authorization To Purchase From Government Supply Sources, in DFARS 251.102, Authorization to Use Government Supply Sources, as well as DFARS 252.251-7000, Ordering From Government Supply Sources, would be revised to address ESAs.

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

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