AFAC

Air Force Acquisition Circular (AFAC) 2011-0421
April 21, 2011

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
SAF/AQCP, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1060, (571) 256-2404

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

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5301.602-2, 5302, 5307.105, 5337.101, 5337.170-2, 5346.103, 5346.702, MP5301.602-2(d) - New, MP5346.103, IG5307.104-92 and IG5346.103 - Rescinded: Implements OUSD(AT&L) Memo, March 29, 2010, “DoD Standard for Certification of Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) for Service Acquisitions” and streamlines Services contracting guidance and quality assurance guidance

Note: “*****” below indicates that text is omitted for the purpose of brevity.

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5301.602-2, 5302, 5307.105, 5337.101, 5337.170-2, 5346.103, 5346.702, MP5301.602-2(d) - New, MP5346.103, IG5307.104-92 and IG5346.103 - Rescinded: Implements OUSD(AT&L) Memo, March 29, 2010, “DoD Standard for Certification of Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) for Service Acquisitions” and streamlines Services contracting guidance and quality assurance guidance

PART 5301
FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM

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5301.602 Contracting Officers (No Text)
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5301.602-2 Responsibilities

(c)(i) Legal Review

(d) Designation, Assignment, and Responsibilities of a Contracting Officer’s Representative

See MP5301.602-2(d).

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PART 5302
Definitions of Words and Terms

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“Quality Assurance Program Coordinator (QAPC)” is the individual selected in accordance with local procedures to coordinate and manage the Quality Assurance Program.

“Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)” is the document government personnel use to assess contractor performance (see FAR 46.401, DFARS 246.401, DFARS 237.172), formerly known as the Performance Plan.

“Services Designated Official (SDO)” is the individual authorized IAW 10 U.S.C. 2330, to exercise responsibility for the management and oversight of the acquisition of contract services (see AFI 63-101, Chapter 4).

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PART 5307
Acquisition Planning

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5307.105 Contents of Written Acquisition Plans

Acquisition plans must address whether foreign contractors can be permitted to participate at the prime contractor level in any or all contracts involved in the acquisition.

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PART 5337
Service Contracting

SUBPART 5337.1 — SERVICE CONTRACTS (GENERAL)

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5337.170-2 Approval Requirements

(a)(i) The Services Designated Official (SDO) will approve acquisitions of services to be purchased through a contract or task order above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) that is not performance based in accordance with AFI 63-101, Chapter 4.

(ii) If more than 50 percent of the requirement (contract or task order), measured in dollars, is performance based, the requirement can be considered a performance-based service acquisition.

(iii) Purchase requests for services acquisitions that are not performance based will include the following statement:

“IAW 10 USC 2330, the Services Designated Official (SDO) has approved the attached Performance Work Statement and Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan ensuring requirements are performance based to the maximum extent practicable.

(b)(i) The SDO is responsible for approving any purchase requests for services acquisitions above the SAT that are to be purchased using a contract or task order being awarded by an agency other than DoD. A copy of the determination and finding required by MP5317.78 shall accompany the purchase request, if applicable. Purchase requests shall include the following statements:

“The attached determination and finding approved by the SDO authorizes procurement outside of DoD. This acquisition has been determined to be in the best interest of the AF.”

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PART 5346
Quality Assurance

SUBPART 5346.1 – GENERAL

5346.103 Contracting Office Responsibilities

See MP5346.103 for Air Force requirements regarding contracting office responsibilities for the Quality Assurance Program

SUBPART 5346.7 — WARRANTIES


5346.702 General

(c) The contracting officer shall require contractors to propose and justify warranty costs on an over and above basis and ensure that costs, such as quality control, sustaining engineering, and product support costs, that would have been incurred without the warranty are excluded. The contracting officer shall also require the contractor to separately identify actual warranty costs in cost reporting.

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MP5346.103
Contracting Office Responsibilities

The Quality Assurance Program

MP5346.103 Contracting Office Responsibilities

The following mandatory procedures will be used when awarding services acquisitions exceeding the Simplified Acquisition Threshold. While 10 U.S.C. 2330 exempts services relating to research and development and military construction from the term “contract services,” the Contracting Officer (CO) may still elect to use the procedures in this MP for these services.

1. Roles and Responsibilities

(6) Assist, as required, with the evaluation of contractor Quality Control Plans.

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IG5307.104-92
Acquisition Planning Documentation Guidance for “Other Contracting”

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TEMPLATE

“Other Contracting” Acquisition Plan

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II. Plan of Action

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IG5346.103
Contracting Office Responsibilities

The Quality Assurance Program
August 2005

Document rescinded.