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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AK60 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Repeal of DFARS Provision "Substitutions for Military or Federal Specifications and Standards" (DFARS Case 2019-D023) 

DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to repeal the clause at DFARS 252.211-7005, Substitutions for Military or Federal Specifications and Standards. Included in solicitations and contracts to acquire previously developed items, this clause encourages offerors and contractors to propose and use Single Process Initiative (SPI) processes in lieu of military or Federal specifications, where feasible. The clause provides information on a DoD-wide SPI process that is no longer in use; instead, each Department or Agency can now manage SPI to meet the needs of its Department- or Agency-level initiatives. The use of non-governmental specifications is still encouraged through current acquisition practices and repeal of the clause would not prevent DoD from continuing to use SPI, as necessary. The repeal of this DFARS clause supports a recommendation from the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force.

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 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 211    48 CFR 252   
Legal Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Hawes
Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Department of Defense
3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B941,
Washington, DC 20301-3060
Phone:571 372-6115