DoD tightening the management of Government Furnished Property in Repair and Maintenance

DoD is proposing to amend DFARS 245.107 to strengthen the management and accountability of Government Furnished Property (GFP). DoD has identified a gap in the current process that hinders full implementation of achieving accountability for GFP due to an exception to the use of the clause at FAR 52.245-1.

The current language at FAR 45.107 provides an exception whereby contracting officers can choose not to include the clause in purchase orders for property repairs, when the unit acquisition cost of Government property to be repaired does not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT). Acquisition value alone, however, is not an indicator of the criticality or sensitivity of the property. To address this accountability gap, DoD is proposing to amend DFARS 245.107(1) (i) to require the use of FAR Clause 52.245-1 in all purchase orders for repair, maintenance, overhaul, or modification of Government property regardless of the unit acquisition cost of the items to be repaired.

To read the proposed changes in details, you can visit here.

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