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02/25/2019 5:22 PM

​DAU has updated the Provision and Clause Matrix to incorporate changes made by Defense Publication Notice (DPN) 20190215. The DPN affected provisions and clauses implementing "Antiterrorism Training Requirements for Contractors (DFARS Case 2017-D034)", "Use of Commercial or Non-Government Standards (DFARS Case 2017-D014)", "Modification of DFARS Clause 'Transportation of Supplies By Sea' (DFARS Case 2018-D028)" and "Extension of Supply Chain Risk Management Authority (DFARS Case 2018-D072)." You can download the matrix at,-DFARS,-VAAR,-DEAR-Provision-and-Clause-Matrix.

2/25/2019 5:22 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: SCOTT STURGILL
310/29/2018 2:37 PM

​I am in the process of developing a course that is delivered over 7 weeks entirely in BB, ILT, asynchronous. We plan on meeting up once a week in office hours, but, other than that students can work on the course anytime. The course relies on videos, job aids and BB graphics with hands on examples/case studies. Question:  Does anyone in the CON department know if CON has something similar to this? ILT, asynchronous.

Second question:  The new CON subway tool:  How many CON people do you have assigned to this? Is there a plan into the future for maintenance? (CCM is looking at a admin tool/website and we are curious about workload.)

ADAM STROUP1/2/2019 7:39 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: KARREN CARRUTHERS
26/12/2018 1:16 PM

​We are trying to get a maintenance BPA in place for a Generator that supplies emergency power to our SCIF. We put out a SOW, held a site visit and got the quotes back. They were for 2 line items one for the actual maintenance contract and another for emergency calls. We didn't specify how we were awarding this BPA and now we have a problem. One vendor has a lower line 1 but a higher line 2 so I am at a stand still. 

Our question is how do you specify a basis for award on something like this where the contract amount will be a fixed price for the year and the service call price will be an hourly price? 

Also is there any way to salvage the solicitation we are currently working on?

We highly encourage comments, examples, feedback and continued discussion.

MARK JENKINS12/3/2018 12:44 PMNo
011/1/2018 12:27 PM

The DAU Provision and Clause Matrix has been updated to incorporate changes made by Defense Procurement Notice (DPN) 20181031. ​The DPN removed three clauses from the DFARS: 252.211-7000, Acquisition Streamlining; 252.228-7004, Bonds and Other Security; and 252.236-7009, Option for Supervision and Inspection Services. The DPN also made changes to the clause at DFARS 252.219-7009, Section 8(a) Direct Award, so the date of the clause was changed. The matrix can be downloaded at,-DFARS,-VAAR,-DEAR-Provision-and-Clause-Matrix.

11/1/2018 12:27 PMNo
010/11/2018 7:09 PM

​The DAU Provision and Clause Matrix has been updated to include changes made by Class Deviation 2018-O0021--Commercial Item Omnibus Clause for Acquisitions Using the Standard Procurement System. The class deviation rescinds and supersedes Class Deviation 2013-O0019. Pursuant to the class deviation, contracting officers may deviate from FAR 52.212-5 when using the Standard Procurement System. The matrix can be downloaded at,-DFARS,-VAAR,-DEAR-Provision-and-Clause-Matrix.

10/11/2018 7:09 PMNo

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