DATE: May 24, 2005

SUBJECT: Navy Marine Corps Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NMCARS) Change 03-6, Administrative Changes

SOURCE: Office of the Navy Assistant Secretary for Research, Development and Acquisition Memorandum, May 16, 2005

AGENCIES: Department of the Navy (DON) and Marine Corps

ACTION: Notice

SYNOPSIS: The NMCARS is amended to correspond to the movement of text from the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to the Procedures, Guidance and Inforation (PGI), and to incorporate PGI citations.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The NMCARS is Chapter 52 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations. It is available on the Internet at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFNAPS1.htm.

On February 11, 2003, DOD announced plans for conducting a "major transformation" of the DFARS (see the February 11, 2003, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Transformation"). The objective of the DFARS transformation is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the acquisition process while allowing the acquisition workforce the flexibility to innovate. The transformed DFARS will contain only requirements of law, DOD-wide policies, delegations of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) authorities, deviations from FAR requirements, and policies and procedures that have a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DOD or a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. All mandatory and non-mandatory internal DOD procedures, non-mandatory guidance, and supplemental information will be contained in the DFARS companion document, the Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI), which is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/pgi/index.htm.

Additional information on the DFARS Transformation initiative is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/transformation/index.htm.

For more on the PGI, see the November 1, 2004, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Procedures, Guidance, and Information."

The Navy Marine Corps Acquisition Guide (NMCAG) is equivalent to the PGI. Like the NCMARS, it is available at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFNAPS1.htm.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 16, 2005.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To conform the NMCARS and NMCAG to the DFARS and the PGI, the following changes are made:

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