DoD to Require Contractors to Document Exports

Licensing to permit offshore inspections


DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a requirement for certain contractors to provide export authorizations to the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).

Specifically, when a contract requires government quality assurance surveillance oversight and has delivery to, or production or performance in, government quality assurance countries, DoD proposes to require the contractor to provide relevant export authorizations (i.e., export license exemptions, export license exceptions, export licenses, or other approvals) to the cognizant DCMA administrative contracting officer along with contact information for the empowered official or the export point of contact.

DCMA has found that a significant amount of time is required to determine whether or not a contractor’s export license allows for foreign auditors to perform required quality assurance functions in lieu of DCMA staff. 

The proposed rule applies to contracts at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, for commercial products including commercially available off-the-shelf items, and for commercial services.  [88 FR 17357]


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