DATE: November 22, 2004

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Contractor's Request for Progress Payments

SOURCE: Federal Register, November 22, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 224, page 67889

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Request for Comments

SYNOPSIS: The Defense Acquisition Regulations (DAR) Council is reviewing DOD's use of Standard Form (SF) 1443, Contractor's Request for Progress Payments, and is seeking the views of interested parties on (1) what improvements could be made to the form, including the instructions, for use on DOD contracts; and (2) any problems in using the form on DOD contracts.

DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before January 6, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to Office of the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Policy Directorate, Attn: David Capitano, Room 3C838, 3000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 0301-3000; by fax: 703-614-0719 (Attn: David Capitano); or by e-mail: david.capitano@osd.mil.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Capitano, DPAP Policy Directorate, 703-847-7486, or by e-mail at david.capitano@osd.mil.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The DAR Council is seeking comments on the use of, and problems with, the SF 1443, particularly in the following areas:

  1. Any revisions necessary to improve consistency between the form and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.232-16, Progress Payments.

  2. Simplification of the form and its instructions.

  3. The effect any potential changes to the form may have on contractor and/or government systems.

Based on the comments received, the DAR Council will consider revising the SF 1443.

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

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