Congress to Hear of DoD Contracts Over $103M

     WASHINGTON (CN) – The Department of Defense has made numerous changes to Defense Department Federal Acquisition Regulations.
     Among the changes, the Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense has implemented the National Defense Authorization Act requiring that Congress be notified when the DARS awards a single-award task- or delivery-order contract in excess of $103 million.
     DARS also has extended the government self-insurance policy to government property provided under negotiated fixed-price contracts awarded on a basis other than submission of certified cost or pricing data.
     One change adds to the list of contract administration functions a requirement to maintain surveillance over contractor compliance with duties and responsibilities regarding trafficking in people when they are incorporated in contracts.
     DARS also has implemented the section of the National Defense Authorization Act that prohibits specification of the use of fire-resistant rayon fiber in solicitations issued before Jan. 1, 2015.
     Another change has implemented the statutory authority to invoke a simplified acquisition threshold that is twice the normal amount to support a humanitarian or peacekeeping operation.
     Yet another change of many requires offerors to represent whether former agency officials who are employees of the offeror are in compliance with post-employment restrictions.
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