DoD Issues Rule on Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card and Aircraft Ground Services

September 20, 2011

DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to allow the use of U.S. Government fuel cards in lieu of a Purchase Order-Invoice-Voucher for fuel, oil, and refueling-related items for purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold. Effective Date: September 20, 2011. Reference Federal Register Volume 76, Number 182 (Tuesday, September 20, 2011).

DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal register at 76 FR 21849 on April 19, 2011, to add language to Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 213.306(a)(1)(A) to include purchases of marine fuel, oil, and refueling-related items up to the simplified acquisition threshold using the Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card[reg] in lieu of the SF 44, Purchase Order-Invoice-Voucher. Additionally, this section is revised to include additional ground refueling-related services when using the AIR Card[supreg]. These changes for use of the AIR Card[supreg] and SEA Card[supreg] will improve the refueling capability of aircraft and smaller vessels at non-contract locations. No public comments were received in response to the proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Dustin Pitsch, telephone 703-602-0289. 

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