DATE: October 1, 2003

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Approval of Service Contracts and Task Orders

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 1, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 190, page 56563

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Interim Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is adding DFARS 237.170, Approval of Contracts and Task Orders for Services, to implement Section 801(b) of the Fiscal Year 2002 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 107-107), which requires DOD to establish and implement a management structure for the procurement of services.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on other acquisition-related provisions of Public Law 107-107, see the January 2, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002."

DATES: The interim rule is effective October 1, 2003. Comments on the interim rule must be submitted on or before December 1, 2003.

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: Steven Cohen, 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-D024" when making comments on this interim rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Cohen, 703-202-0293.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Section 801 of Public Law 107-107 established several requirements affecting the acquisition of services by DOD. This interim rule implements Section 801(b) of Public Law 107-107 by establishing approval requirements for contracts and task orders for services. The approval requirements are in new DFARS 237.170, which consists of the following:

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

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