DoD Sets June 28 Meeting on Counterfeit Electronic Parts Rule

The Department of Defense is hosting a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties on a May 16, 2013, proposed Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement rule addressing the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts.

The meeting will be held on June 28, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EDT, at the General Services Administration, Central Office Auditorium, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC, 20405.

DoD is seeking to open a dialogue with experts and interested parties in government and the private sector about the requirements for detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts in DoD contracts.

The rule would apply only to contractors subject to the Cost Accounting Standards. It addresses the responsibility of DoD contractors for detecting and avoiding the use or inclusion of counterfeit electronic parts or suspect counterfeit electronic parts in items delivered to DoD. In lieu of requiring contractors to establish an entirely new and separate system for avoiding the purchase, and detecting the receipt, of counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts, DoD plans to use contractors’ existing purchasing systems and quality assurance systems. Also, the rule proposes to make the costs associated with counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts unallowable except in certain limited

The public comment period on the proposed rule closes on July 15, 2013.

According to the notice of the meeting, those wishing to attend the public meeting should register by June 20, 2013, to ensure adequate room accommodations and to facilitate entry to the GSA building. Interested parties can register here.

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