[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 6, 2001)]
[Page 9072]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-2990]



Interim Payment Requests

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Office of the Director of Defense Procurement, in 
conjunction with the National Contract Management Association, is 
sponsoring a public meeting to discuss issues and impacts related to a 
proposed requirement that contractors relate billed costs in interim 
payment requests under cost-reimbursement contracts to specific 
contract line items. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) 
has proposed this requirement as a part of their Concept of Operations 
for the DoD's new payment systems, the DFAS Corporate Database and the 
Defense Procurement Payment System. Currently, unless the contract 
specifies otherwise, contractors need not identify specific contract 
line items being billed in interim payment requests. Typically, when 
not identified, DFAS prorates the billed costs against all contract 
line items.
    The Director of Defense Procurement would like to hear the views of 
interested parties on what they believe to be the key issues and 
impacts pertaining to this proposed new requirement and any potential 
alternatives. In particular, we are interested in the views of 
specialists in the areas of cost accounting, billing, and the 
supporting computer systems.

DATES: The public meeting will be conducted at the address shown below 
on February 22, 2001, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., local time.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be conducted at the National 
Contract Management Association, 1912 Woodford Road, Vienna, VA 22182.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Bemben, Office of Cost, Pricing, 
and Finance, by telephone at (703) 693-0196; by FAX at (703) 693-9616; 
or by e-mail at robert.bemben@osd.mil.

Michele P. Peterson,
Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.
[FR Doc. 01-2990 Filed 2-5-01; 8:45 am]