Air Force Acquisition Circular (AFAC) 2005-0517

17 MAY 2005

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: SAF/AQCP, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1060, (703) 588-7058.

Summary of Changes

This AFAC implements the new Life Cycle Management Plan (LCMP) which is effective 1 May 2005 (Life Cycle Management Plan, SAF/AQ Memo, dated 3 Mar 05). The LCMP consolidates the Single Acquisition Management Plan (SAMP) and the Product Support Management Plan (PSMP).

The LCMP Guide, dated 4 Mar 2005, and the SAMP Guide, dated 24 August 2004, are available in the AFFARS Library 5307.

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Subpart - Reason for Change

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5306.202, 5307, 5317.204, and MP5315.3 - Incorporate Life Cycle Management Plan (LCMP).

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AFAC Changes

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5306.202, 5307, 5317.204, and MP5315.3 - Incorporate Life Cycle Management Plan (LCMP).

Supplementary information about the change: The LCMP consolidates the SAMP and PSMP. The LCMP is a comprehensive document which integrates both acquisition and sustainment strategies from concept refinement to disposal. There are no changes to AFFARS 5315.3.

5306.202 Establishing or maintaining alternative sources.

(b)(1) The Life Cycle Management Plan (LCMP)/Single Acquisition Management Plan (SAMP)/ /Acquisition Plan (AP) approval authority (see 5307.104-90 and 5307.104-91) is authorized to sign and approve the Determination and Findings (D&F) required by FAR 6.202(b)(1).

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5307.104 General procedures.

5307.104-90 Acquisition Strategy Panels (ASPs).

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(b) ASP chairpersons.

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5307.104-91 Air Force procedures for Life Cycle Management Plans (LCMPs)/Single Acquisition Management Plans (SAMPs)/Commodity Acquisition Management Plans (CAMPs)/Integrated Program Summaries (IPSs).

(a) General requirements.

(b) Approval requirements.

(c) Content and review requirements.

5307.104-92 Air Force procedures for Acquisition Plans (APs).

(a) For non-space related ACAT III programs, if an acquisition plan is prepared in lieu of a LCMP/SAMP, the PEO is the acquisition plan approval authority.

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5307.170-3 Policy and procedures

(a)(3)(i) The SPE has delegated the authority to make the consolidation determination for actions exceeding $5 million, and less than $100 million to the Head of the Contracting Activity.

(ii) The SPE has delegated the authority to make the consolidation determination for actions exceeding $100 million to the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting) and the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting).

(iii) The determination shall include the acquisition strategy information required in DFARS 207.170-3.

(iv) The determination may be included in a LCMP/SAMP/CAMP/AP when SAF/AQC coordination is required as part of the approval process. When preparing these documents clearly identify the consolidation determination. Coordination on such documents by the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting) or Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting) is approval of the required documentation. For all other consolidation determinations requiring DAS(C) or ADAS(C) approval, prepare a separate Determinations and Findings.

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5317.204 Contracts.

(e) For programs under the purview of DoD Instruction 5000.2, the Life Cycle Management Plan (LCMP)/Single Acquisition Management Plan (SAMP)/Acquisition Plan (AP) approval authority has the authority to approve contract periods in excess of five years, unless otherwise restricted by statute. If a LCMP/SAMP/AP is not required, the contracting officer has the authority to approve contract periods in excess of five years, unless otherwise restricted by statute. For space related programs under the purview of National Security Space Acquisition Policy 03-01 (NSS 03-01), the acquisition strategy approval authority has the authority to approve contract periods in excess of five years, unless otherwise restricted by statute.