DFARS Compliance

DFARS is the acronym for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. When required, it invokes the Berry Amendment, also known as the "Preference for Domestic Specialty Metals." This amendment states that specialty metals used in the manufacture of fasteners be melted in the United States or qualifying country.

The Berry Amendment requires the United States Department of Defense to purchase select items, including those made from "specialty metals" such as stainless steel, exclusively from American sources. The follow-up regulations, DFARS Clause 252.225-7014, prohibits contractors and their suppliers from incorporating "specialty metals" (as defined in the clause) into military parts, components, and deliverables, unless the specialty metals have been melted in the United States or other qualifying country listed in DFARS 225.872-1 (currently Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, or United Kingdom).

Gaynor Industries certifies that all products designated as "DFARS Compliant" comply with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Clause 252.225-7014.