DATE: October 24, 2003

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Unique Item Identification and Valuation Meeting

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 24, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 206, page 60861

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting

SYNOPSIS: DOD is sponsoring a public meeting to discuss the October 10, 2003, interim rule that amended the DFARS to add policy on item identification and valuation that will apply to solicitations issued on or after January 1, 2004. The drafters of the rule will be at the meeting to discuss the rule and to hear the views of interested parties.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the interim rule that will be discussed at the meeting, see the October 10, 2003, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Unique Item Identification and Valuation."

DATES: The meeting will be held November 6, 2003, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., local time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the University of Phoenix, Northern Virginia Campus, 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 2000, Reston, VA 20190.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Cohen, Defense Acquisition Regulations Directorate, at 703-602-0293, or e-mail: steven.cohen@osd.mil.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The Secretary of Defense has determined that the implementation of unique identification (UID) is a strategic imperative, necessary to efficiently move supplies to warfighters. The October 10, 2003, interim rule implemented this determination by adding to the DFARS requirements for contractors to uniquely identify, through the use of item identification marking, all items to be delivered to the government, and to identify the government's acquisition cost of items that are built or acquired by a contractor during contract performance and subsequently delivered to the government. The meeting is being held to discuss the various requirements in the rule and what, if any, changes should be made when the rule is finalized.

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

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