DATE: June 20, 2003

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Public Meeting on Utilities Privatization

SOURCE: Federal Register, June 20, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 119, page 36967

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting

SYNOPSIS: Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Deidre Lee and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment Raymond DuBois are co-sponsoring a public meeting to discuss potential deviations to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 31, Contract Cost Principles and Procedures, for contracts awarded under 10 U.S.C. 2688, Utility Systems; Conveyance Authority.

DATES: The meeting will be held July 21, 2003, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EDST.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room C-43, Crystal Mall 3, 1931 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Capitano, Office of the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, 703-847-7486, or e-mail to david.capitano@osd.mil.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Under the Defense Utilities Privatization Program, DOD will complete, by September 2005, a privatization evaluation of each utility system at every Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard installation, within the United States and overseas, that is not designated for closure under a base closure law. The co-sponsors of the meeting would like to hear the views of interested parties regarding which provisions of FAR Part 31, if any, are significantly problematic for utility contractors and the reasons why.

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

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