DATE: February 22, 2005

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders

SOURCE: Federal Register, February 22, 2005, Vol. 70, No. 34, page 8536

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Interim Rule

SYNOPSIS: This interim rule amends DFARS 205.470, Contract Clause, to implement Section 816 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 108-375), which increases the threshold at which a DOD contract must include DFARS 252.205-7000, Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders, from $500,000 to $1,000,000. DFARS 252.205-7000 requires contractors to provide to cooperative agreement holders, upon request a list of the contractor's employees who are responsible for entering into subcontracts.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on other acquisition-related provisions of Public Law 108-375, see the October 29, 2004, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH Enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005.

DATES: The interim rule is effective February 22, 2005. Comments on the interim rule should be submitted on of before April 25, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Respondents may submit comments on the interim rule directly on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, or the Defense Acquisition Regulations website at http://emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf/pubcomm. As an alternative, respondents may e-mail comments to: dfars@acq.osd.mil. Also, respondents who cannot submit comments through the web sites or by e-mail may submit comments to Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Michele Peterson, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; may hand- or courier-deliver to Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22202-3402; or fax to 703-602-0350. Cite "DFARS Case 2004-D025" when making comments on this interim rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Peterson, 703-602-0311.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Section 816 of Public Law 108-375 increased, from $500,000 to $1,000,000, the threshold at which defense contractors must provide information on subcontracting authority of contractor personnel to cooperative agreement holders, upon request. This interim rule amends the prescription for DFARS 252.205-7000, which contains this requirement, in DFARS 205.470 to reflect the new dollar threshold by removing $500,000 and replacing it with $1,000,000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953.

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