Effective on 8/2/2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) amended DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) to include Japan and Slovenia as Qualifying Countries in the procurement of Specialty Metals under clause 252.225-7002. The updated list of qualifying countries is below.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Gibbs® carries the following regular stock items under the Specialty Metals designation. 300 Series Stainless, 17-7, Inconel X-750, Inconel 600, Phosphorous Bronze and Chrome Silicon / Chrome Vanadium wires (both commercial and valve).
The importance of this amendment is that it now allows Gibbs® to sell our Suzuki Chrome Silicon and Chrome Vanadium valve quality wire as DFARS compliant.
To see the official DFARS clause please use the DFARS link on our Quality Page
Vern Guetens – Director of Quality, Gibbs Wire & Steel, Inc.