This Class Deviation supersedes Class Deviation 2011-O0007 dated April 27, 2011. Effective immediately, all payments to small businesses processed through the Mechanization of Contract Administration Services (MOCAS) System will be processed in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 232.903 and 232.906.
The Department of Defense (DoD) revised DFARS 232.903 and 232.906 to assist business concerns by paying them as quickly as possible after receipt of invoice and all proper documentation. DoD is using a phased implementation approach because all DoD entitlement and payment systems require modification to accommodate accelerated payments to small businesses.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service has completed modifications of MOCAS to provide for these accelerated payments to small business. Phase-in of the remaining entitlement and payment systems will continue.
We will update this class deviation as each of the other DoD Component systems acquire the capability to perform the accelerated payment process. This class deviation remains in effect until superseded or rescinded.