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DFARS Rule Requiring Notice of Bundling Finalized

The Department of Defense has finalized, without change, an interim rule (DFARS Case 2009-D033, 70,016.579) that amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to require DoD contracting officers to give notice of bundled requirements. The rule implemented Section 820 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (PL 111-84), which requires DoD COs to publish a notification "consistent with the requirements" of FAR 10.001(c)(2) on FedBizOpps.gov at least 30 days before the release of a solicitation for a bundled acquisition. In addition, if "measurably substantial benefits are expected to be derived as a result of bundling," the notification must include a brief description of those benefits. Section 820 applies to acquisitions that are funded entirely by DoD and covered by FAR 7.107, Additional requirements for acquisitions involving bundling. The interim rule added the notification requirement at new DFARS 205.205-70, Notification of bundling of DoD contracts, and incorporated a cross-reference to FAR 10.001(c)'s market research requirements at DFARS 210.001(c)(2). The final rule is effective February 22, 2011. For the text of the rule, see 70,016.622.




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