DFARS Proposed Checklist Rule Becoming Final

Once upon a time there was a proposed rule (back in late 2011) with comments through January 2012.  The rule dealt with adding a proposal adequacy checklist to the DFARS Proposal Adequacy Checklistnever-ending stream of required documents for DOD contract compliance.  Many people looked and commented and after over a year of consideration, the rule is becoming final – effective immediately (publication is March 28, 2013).

Basically, the rule will amend the DFARS to add a checklist for contractors to complete in RFPs requiring certified cost or pricing data, if the contracting officer chooses to use the provision.  The checklist is straightforward and I created a PDF if anyone wants one.    In the end, the list went from originally being 47 items to 36.  Congrats to all those who left comments.

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