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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AG23 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: Acquisition of Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2008-D011) 
Abstract: This rule amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections 805 and 815 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. The rule specifies the conditions under which a time-and-materials or labor-hour contract may be used for the acquisition of commercial items. In addition, the rule addresses the conditions under which major weapon systems and subsystems may be treated as commercial items. More specifically, the rule provided clarification regarding situations under which a major weapon system, subsystems of major weapon systems, or components and spare parts for major weapon systems, may be acquired using procedures established for the acquisition of commercial items. The rule also clarified that the terms "general public" and "nongovernmental entities" with regard to sales of commercial items do not include the Federal Government or a State, local, or foreign government. DoD will adopt the interim rule as a final rule with minor editorial changes. Because the rule reinforces existing requirements for the appropriate use of commercial acquisition procedures and for ensuring that contract prices are fair and reasonable, economic impact is expected to be minimal. 
Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 202.101    48 CFR 212.207    48 CFR 234.7002   
Legal Authority: PL 110-181, sec 805    PL 110-181, sec 815   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    07/26/2008 
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  07/15/2009  74 FR 34263   
Interim Final Rule Effective  07/15/2009    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  09/14/2009    
Final Rule  08/20/2010  75 FR 51416   
Correction  08/27/2010  75 FR 52650   
Final Action  06/00/2011    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ynette R. Shelkin
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Department of Defense
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council
OUSD/AT&L DPAP/DARS, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855,
Washington, DC 20301-3060
Phone:571 372-6089