DATE: July 15, 2004

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Government Property Rental and Special Tooling

SOURCE: Federal Register, July 15, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 135, page 42543

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: It is proposed that FAR Part 45, Government Property, and corresponding clauses be amended to clarify the basis for determining the rental charges for the use of government property, and address the issue of title to special tooling.

DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before September 15, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeritta Parnell, 202-501-4082.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The proposed rule would amend FAR Part 45, FAR 52.245-9, Use and Charges, and FAR 52.245-17, Special Tooling, to incorporate two DOD class deviations that were originally authorized in 1998 and which remain in effect: 98-O0010, Use and Charges, and 98-O0011, Special Tooling. In 1999, both deviations were extended "until the FAR is revised" (Deviations 99-O0011 and 99O0012, respectively). Deviation 98-O0010 (and superseding 99-O0011) encourages dual-use of DOD property, and Deviation 98-O0011 (and superseding 99-O0012) directs all DOD contracting activities to use the April 1984 edition of the Special Tooling clause instead of the current FAR 52.245-17, and addresses the issue of title to special tooling. Both deviations are considered appropriate for application government-wide.

The following are the main changes being proposed by this rule:

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

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