DATE: December 15, 2003

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Electronic Submission and Processing of Payment Requests

SOURCE: Federal Register, December 15, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 240, page 69628

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is finalizing, with changes, the interim rule that added DFARS Subpart 232.70, Electronic Submission and Processing of Payment Requests, to implement Section 1008 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-398), which requires contractors to submit, and DOD to process, payment requests in electronic form.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the interim rule, see the February 21, 2003, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Electronic Submission and Processing of Payment Requests."

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 15, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thaddeus Godlewski, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-2022; fax: 703-602-0350.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Section 1008 of Public Law 106-398 provides that:

On February 21, 2003, DOD published an interim rule implementing Section 108 by adding a new DFARS Subpart 232.70 and related clause DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests. Seventeen respondents submitted comments on the interim rule, and the following are the differences between the interim rule and the final rule:

EDITOR'S NOTE: The introduction to the final rule states, "Training is readily available for contractors and DOD personnel from numerous Internet sources, including the WAWF-RA site at http://www.wawftraining.com; for DCMA at http://www.dcma.mil (click on "Electronic Invoicing"); for DFAS at http://www.dfas.mil/ecedi; and for DISA at http://www.disa.mil/acq/wawf/index.html and https://wawf-ra.slidell.disa.mil."

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

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