Government Contracts DoD Issues Final Rule on Electronic Payment Requests
Friday, January 18, 2019

DoD Issues Final Rule on Electronic Payment Requests

By Government Contracts Editorial Staff

The Department of Defense has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. The rule associated with DFARS Case 2016-D0032 amends the DFARS regarding submission of payment requests and receiving reports in electronic form. 10 USC 2227, Electronic Submission and Processing of Claims for Contract Payments, requires that any claim for payment under a DoD contract be in electronic format. If electronic submission is unduly burdensome, 10 USC 2227 allows an exemption. This rule amends the clauses at DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission and Processing of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports, and DFARS 252.232-7006, Wide Area WorkFlow Payment Instructions. DoD will continue to apply both clauses to contracts at or below the simplified acquisition threshold and to the acquisition of commercial items, including commercially available off-the-shelf items, as defined at FAR 2.101. In DFARS Subpart 232.70, the rule amends DFARS 232.7001, Definitions, DFARS 232.7002, Policy, DFARS 232.7003, Procedures, and the contract clause prescription at DFARS 232.7004. The rule also removes DFARS 246.370, redesignates DFARS 246.371 as DFARS 246.370, amends DFARS 246.471, removes DFARS 252.246-7000, makes a technical change to DFARS 252.246-7003, and revises DFARS Appendix F, Material Inspection and Receiving Report. The final rule made no changes to the proposed rule (¶70,020.411). The text of this rule appears at ¶70,016.967. The effective date of the rule is December 21, 2018.

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