This class deviation supersedes Class Deviation 2012-O0011, dated August 21, 2012. Effective immediately, the attached list of DoD entitlement and payment systems that have acquired the capability to provide accelerated payments to small businesses has been updated to include the Enterprise Business System (EBS) and the Financial Accounting and Budget System (FABS).
DoD revised DFARS 232.903 and 232.906 to assist small business concerns by paying them as quickly as possible after receipt of an invoice and all proper documentation. DoD is using a phased implementation approach because all DoD entitlement and payment systems required modification to accommodate the accelerated payments.
The Defense Logistics Agency and the Defense Information Systems Agency have completed the modifications to EBS and FABS, respectively, to provide for these accelerated payments. We plan to update this class deviation as each of the remaining DoD Component systems acquires the capability to perform the accelerated payment process.
This class deviation remains in effect until superseded or rescinded.