Accession Number:

ADA371945

Title:

Restrictive Contract Clauses on Antifriction Bearings.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1995-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

In 1988, the Secretary of Defense responded to concerns about the erosion of the United States ball bearing industry and its impact on national security by imposing restrictions on the procurement of antifriction bearings. The antifriction bearings are precision components consisting of rolling elements, such as balls and rollers, sandwiched between inner and outer rings and included under Federal Supply Class 3110. DFARS restrictive clause 252.208-7006, effective August 4, 1988, required all DoD procurements of antifriction bearings and antifriction bearing components, either as end items or as components of end items, to be domestically manufactured. In addition, the DFARS required the contractor to certify in writing, upon delivery, that the bearings, bearing components, or end items were domestically manufactured. Effective December 31, 1991, the contractor certification requirement was changed to require the contractor to retain records of compliance with the restrictive clause requirements. Subsequently, provisions in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1992, and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 restricted the use of DoD funds appropriated and authorized for FYs 1992 through 1995 to the procurement of domestically manufactured antifriction bearings.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Machinery and Tools
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE