Requests for Information: Suppliers Selling on Commercial e-Commerce Portals

The General Services Administration (GSA) is soliciting information from the suppliers selling product through commercial e-Commerce Portals in order to complete Phase II of the requirements enacted in Section 846 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, Procurement through Commercial e-Commerce Portals.

[Note section II 1 a ii re identification of products where counterfeits are a significant problem ]

II. Written Comments
To assist GSA in meeting the requirements associated with Phase II of the implementation, GSA and OMB are inviting suppliers selling product through commercial ecommerce platforms to submit written comments. …
1. Product Categories
a. Identify which product types/categories/subcategories should be considered in scope for inclusion in the program. …
ii. Assessment of supply chain risk, including the extent to which you believe counterfeit products are a significant problem,and mitigation strategies; …

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (8 Jun 2018)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

“This agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being developed by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in compliance with Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review. This agenda is being published to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. …”

Regulatory Agenda: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Observations:

The timetable for FAR Case 2013-002: Reporting of Nonconforming Items to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program shows a final rule is now planned for release in November 2018.

When compared to the notice of proposed rulemaking published four years ago, the scope of the proposed rule appears to have changed…
“The primary benefit of this rule is to reduce the risk of counterfeit items entering the supply chain by ensuring that contractors report suspect items to a widely available database. This will allow the contracting officer to provide disposition instructions for counterfeit or suspect counterfeit items in accordance with agency policy.”

 

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (1 Jun 2018)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Thailand is new dumping ground for world’s high-tech trash, police say – Reuters

BANGKOK, May 30 (Reuters) – Thailand is a new dumping ground for scrap electronics from around the world, say police and environmentalists, the latest country to feel the impact of China’s crackdown on imports of high-tech trash. …

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (25 May 2018)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Annual Industrial Capabilities Report to Congress for 2018 – DoD Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy Office

This year’s report to congress includes a number of discussions concerning counterfeit parts (similar to reports from prior years).

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (18 May 2018)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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AS6810 – Requirements for Accreditation Bodies when Accrediting Test Laboratories Performing Detection of Suspect/Counterfeit in Accordance with AS6171 General Requirements and the Associated Test Methods

The following document has been released …

AS6810 – Requirements for Accreditation Bodies when Accrediting Test Laboratories Performing Detection of Suspect/Counterfeit in Accordance with AS6171 General Requirements and the Associated Test Methods

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