The Department of Defense has issued two final rules that amend the
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to extend two DoD
programs. Specifically, the DFARS Case 2012-D024 rule amends DFARS
219.7104 and Section I-103 in DFARS Appendix I, Policy and Procedures
for the DoD Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program, to extend the date for submittal
of applications under the Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Pilot
Program for new mentor-protégé agreements and the date mentors may incur
costs and receive credit towards fulfilling their small business
subcontracting goals through an approved mentor-protégé agreement. The
rule implements Section 867 of the National Defense Appropriations Act for
Fiscal Year 2012 (PL
112-81), which changed the acceptance date for new MPP agreements from
September 30, 2011, to September 30, 2015, and the eligibility date mentors
may incur costs for the purposes of receiving cost reimbursement or credit
toward attainment of subcontracting goals, from September 30, 2014, to
September 30, 2018. For the text of this rule, see ¶70,016.699.
The DFARS Case 2012-D026 final rule amends DFARS
219.702 and PGI
219.702 to implement Section 866 of the NDAA for FY 2112, which provides
for a three-year extension of the DoD test program for negotiation of
comprehensive small business subcontracting plans until December 31, 2014.
The text of this rule appears at ¶70,016.700.
Both rules carry a February 24, 2012, effective date.
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