The Department of Defense (DoD) has begun using the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS), as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). At this time, eSRS does not support submitting individual subcontract reports on contracts that through other authority are not required to be reported in the Federal Procurement Data System, orders placed against basic ordering agreements and blanket purchase agreements, and purchase orders issued under the Test Program for Certain Commercial Items at FAR 13.5.
Under the circumstances described above, DoD entities will deviate from the FAR by substituting the attached clause 52.219-9 Small Business Subcontracting Plan (DEVIATION), for FAR clause 52.219-9 Small Business Subcontracting Plan. The attached clause allows DoD entities to use the Standard Form 294 - Subcontracting Report for Individual Contracts to submit reports for individual contracts, in lieu of using eSRS.
DoD entities will also deviate from the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) by: (1) using the attached clause, 252.219-7003 Small Business Subcontracting Plan (DoD Contracts) (DEVIATION), in conjunction with the two clauses mentioned in the proceeding paragraph, rather than using 252.219-7003 Small Business Subcontracting Plan (DoD Contracts); and (2) using the attached clause 252.219-7004 Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Test Program) (DEVIATION), rather than using 252.219-7004 Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Test Program). The attached 252.219-7003 (DEVIATION) and 252.219-7004 (DEVIATION) provide DoD specific direction to contractors needed now that the FAR requires the use of eSRS.
This class deviation is effective upon signature and will remain in effect until it is implemented in regulation, modified, or rescinded.