Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) - As of January 1 2015

Author: Wolters Kluwer Law And Business

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780808039907


Page: 1601

View: 6133


The Department of Defense policies and procedures implementing and supplementing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) are reproduced in this volume. The regulations and guidance apply to contracting with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force, the Defense Logistics Agency, and other defense agencies. The January 2015 CCH Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) includes the full text of the DFARS and DFARS Procedure Guidance Information (PGI), including all interim rules, final rules and Change Notices issued prior to January 1, 2015, along with a comprehensive index. The January 2015 CCH Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) contains all of the changes made since July 1, 2014, including topics such as: 48 Final Rules 4 Interim Rules 28 PGI Changes Covering topics such as: Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Application of Certain Clauses to Acquisitions of Commercial Items Domestically Nonavailable Articles--Elimination of DoD-Unique List Use of Military Construction Funds in Countries Bordering the Arabian Sea Foreign Commercial Satellite Services Limitation on Use of Cost-Reimbursement Line Items Payment in Local Currency (Afghanistan) Contract Period for Task and Delivery Order Contracts Congressional Reporting Requirements Storage, Treatment, and Disposal of Toxic or Hazardous Materials Clauses With Alternates--Taxes Deletion of Text Implementing 10 U.S.C. 2323 Ocean Transportation by U.S. Flag Vessels Flowdown of Specialty Metal Restrictions Technical Amendments

The Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation

Author: Aris Georgopoulos,Bernard Hoekman,Petros C. Mavroidis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019251685X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

View: 1090


As governments are major buyers of goods and services, foreign companies are keen to be able to participate in procurement opportunities on an equal footing with national firms. This has given rise to the inclusion of procurement disciplines in trade agreements and to internationally-agreed good regulatory practices in this important policy area. The contributions to this book examine how the dynamic mix of bilateral, regional, plurilateral and international norms on government procurement is reflected in purchasing practices at the national level and whether these are leading to convergence in policies and approaches. The countries studied span both advanced, high-income economies and emerging economies. Some are members of the WTO procurement agreement, others are not. Most WTO members have decided not to commit to binding international disciplines on procurement in trade agreements. This book explores whether there has been nonetheless internationalization of good procurement practices, and what current public purchasing processes suggest as regards the value added of signing on to binding rules of the game in this area. The approach taken in the volume is interdisciplinary. Contributors include economists, political scientists, legal scholars, and practitioners with a solid understanding of both the extant international disciplines and national government procurement policies. Each chapter assesses the current state of play as regards legislation and procurement practices; the degree to which industrial policy considerations feature in the relevant regulatory frameworks; the existence and use of domestic dispute resolution and review procedures that allow firms to contest the behavior of procuring entities; and the availability of data on procurement processes and outcomes.

Military Cost-Benefit Analysis

Theory and practice

Author: Francois Melese,Anke Richter,Binyam Solomon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131753171X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

View: 3801


This is the first comprehensive book on Military Cost-Benefit Analysis and provides novel approaches to structuring cost-benefit and affordability analysis amidst an uncertain defense environment and cloudy fiscal prospects. Lifting the veil on military Cost-Benefit Analysis, this volume offers several new practical tools designed to guide defense investments (and divestments), combined with a selection of real-world applications. The widespread employment of Cost-Benefit Analysis offers a unique opportunity to transform legacy defense forces into efficient, effective, and accountable 21st century organizations. A synthesis of economics, statistics and decision theory, CBA is currently used in a wide range of defense applications in countries around the world: i) to shape national security strategy, ii) to set acquisition policy, and iii) to inform critical investments in people, equipment, infrastructure, services and supplies. As sovereign debt challenges squeeze national budgets, and emerging threats disrupt traditional notions of security, this volume offers valuable tools to navigate the political landscape, meet calls for fiscal accountability, and boost the effectiveness of defense investments to help guarantee future peace and stability. A valuable resource for scholars, practitioners, novices and experts, this book offers a comprehensive overview of Military Cost-Benefit Analysis and will appeal to anyone interested or involved in improving national security, and will also be of general interest to those responsible for major government programs, projects or policies.