AFAC

AFFARS

EXPLANATION OF CHANGE

5301

5301.601-90 – Deleted AFFARS coverage of CAP report. 5301.9001(f) - Business Clearance thresholds revised to align with DPAP Peer Review thresholds.

5302

No changes.

5303

No changes.

5304

5304.101 - Incorporates Policy Memo 14-C-01 and Policy Memo 14-C-03.

5305

No changes.

5306

5306.304 - Revised to better align with the FAR.

5307

5307.104-92(b), 5307.104-93 - Changed to clarify approval authorities.

5308

5308.405-6(d) - Revised for consistency with approvals in AFFARS 5306.304.

5309

No changes.

5310

RESERVED.

5311

No changes.

5312

No changes.

5313

5313.303 - Deleted reference to IG5313.303. 5313.501(a)(2) - Added clarifying reference for approval authorities for consistency with approvals in AFFARS 5306.304.

5314

No changes.

5315

No changes.

5316

5316.505(b)(2) - Revised for consistency with approvals in AFFARS 5306.304.

5317

No changes.

5318

No changes.

5319

No changes.

5320

RESERVED.

5321

RESERVED.

5322

No changes.

5323

No changes.

5324

RESERVED.

5325

No changes.

5326

RESERVED.

5327

No changes.

5328

No changes.

5329

RESERVED.

5330

No changes.

5331

No changes.

5332

5332.402(e)(2) - Revised to delete outdated information.

5333

No changes.

5334

RESERVED.

5335

No changes.

5336

No changes.

5337

No changes.

5338

RESERVED.

5339

RESERVED.

5340

RESERVED.

5341

No changes.

5342

No changes.

5343

No changes.

5344

RESERVED.

5345

No changes.

5346

No changes.

5347

RESERVED.

5348

No changes.

5349

No changes.

5350

No changes.

5351

RESERVED.

5352

No changes.

5353

RESERVED.

MP5301.170(a)

No changes.

MP5301.4

No changes.

MP5301.601(a)(i)

Revises #31 for clarity and adds a new #42.

MP5301.601-91

No changes.

MP5301.602-2(d)

Editorial changes to align with CORT Tool processes.

MP5301.602-3

No changes.

MP5301.603

2.2.1. and 4.1.1. - Incorporates Policy Memo 14-C-02; 2.9, 3.3.9. and 5.
- Editorial changes.

MP5301.9001(b)

No changes.

MP5301.9001(f)

No changes.

MP5303

No changes.

MP5305.303

(c)(1) - Editorial change to SAF/LLP contact information.

MP5306.502

No changes.

MP5315.3

No changes.

MP5315.4

No changes.

MP5315.407-90

No changes.

MP5315.407-91

No changes.

MP5315.606-90

No changes.

MP5316.504

No changes.

MP5317.5

No changes.

MP5317.74

No changes.

MP5317.78

No changes.

MP5319

No changes.

MP5325

No changes.

MP5325.7002-2

No changes.

MP5325.7003-3

No changes.

MP5332.470

Revised in its entirety to capture changes in Advance Payment Pool procedures.

MP5332.7

Editorial change.

MP5333.104

MP53331.04(h) - Revised to add updated procedures and a new template.

MP5342.902

No changes.

MP5346.103

No changes.

MP5349

No changes.

MP5350.103-5

No changes.

IG5304.7103

No changes.

IG5313.303

Deleted in its entirety due to obsolescence.

IG5315.404-3

No changes.

IG5317.74

No changes.

IG5317.9000

No changes.

5301

5301.601-90 – Deleted AFFARS coverage of CAP report. 5301.9001(f) - Business Clearance thresholds revised to align with DPAP Peer Review thresholds.

Contract Value*

Clearance Approval Authority

Noncompetitive: >$500M
Competitive: >$1B

DAS(C)/ADAS(C) for Business Clearance Only (see paragraph (f)(1)(i))
Contract Clearance = SCCO, AFISRA SCO

Noncompetitive:

>$50M < $500M

Competitive:

>$50M < $1B

SCCO, AFISRA SCO

$25M - $50M

AFISRA SCO; for AFMC and SMC, one level below the SCCO
(e.g., Chief of Contracting for the Directorate/Division)

$5M < $25M

AFISRA SCO*; for AFMC and SMC, two levels below the SCCO
(e.g., Chief of Contracting Division/Branch )

Contract Value*

Clearance Approval Authority

Noncompetitive: >$500M
Competitive: >$1B

DAS(C)/ADAS(C) for Business Clearance Only (see paragraph (f)(1)(i))
Contract Clearance = MAJCOM/DRU/AFISRA SCO, AFLCMC/SMC SCCO, HQ AFICA/SCO, or designee**

Noncompetitive:

>$2M < $500M

Competitive:

>$2M < $1B

MAJCOM/DRU/AFISRA SCO, AFLCMC/SMC SCCO
HQ AFICA/SCO, or designee**

$1M - $2M

COCO, PZIO for AFMC, or Chief of Contracting Directorate/Division for SMC

$500K < $1M

At least one level above the CO

Contract Value*

Clearance Approval Authority

Noncompetitive > $500M; Competitive > $1B

DAS(C)/ADAS(C) for Business Clearance Only (see paragraph (f)(1)(i))
Contract Clearance = AFRC/A7K

> $500K - Noncompetitive < $500M; Competitive < $1B

AFRC/A7K

5304

5304.101 - Incorporates Policy Memo 14-C-01 and Policy Memo 14-C-03.

5306

5306.304 - Revised to better align with the FAR.

Justification Value

Approval Authority

Delegability

< $650K

Chief of the Contracting Office

Delegable to Contracting Officer, consistent with warrant level

> $650K <$12.5M

Procuring Activity
Competition Advocate

Not further delegable

> $12.5M < $85.5M

PEO / Head of Procuring Activity / Designated Alternate if they meet the criteria in FAR 6.304(a)(3). If they do not meet the criteria in FAR 6.304(a)(3) = Senior Procurement Executive

Delegable to Flag / General Officer or civilian SES

> $85.5M*

Senior Procurement Executive

Not further delegable

5307

5307.104-92(b), 5307.104-93 - Changed to clarify approval authorities.

5307.104-92 (b) ASP chairpersons

Acquisition Strategy Panels

Acquisition Type

ASP Chairperson

ACAT or Special Designated Programs

See AFI 63-101

PEO - Services

See AFI 63-138

Other Contracting - Supplies

MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFISRA SCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO) or designee

Other Contracting - Services

Services Designated Official (SDO) or designee; when no SDO, the MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFISRA SCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO) or designee

AP Approval

Acquisition Type

Document

AP Approval Authority

PEO – Supplies

Acquisition Plan

See AFI 63-101

Other Contracting –
Supplies > $10M

Acquisition Plan

MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFISRA SCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO) or designee

Other Contracting –
Services > $10M

Acquisition Plan

SDO or designee; when no SDO, the MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFISRA SCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO) or designee

PEO – Services > $10M

Acquisition Plan

See AFI 63-138

> SAT < $10M

Streamlined Acquisition Strategy Summary (SASS) *

1 level above CO

    * AP may be prepared at the discretion of the CO or the approval authority for those actions where an AP would be more appropriate.

5308

5308.405-6(d) - Revised for consistency with approvals in AFFARS 5306.304.

5313

5313.303 - Deleted reference to IG5313.303. 5313.501(a)(2) - Added clarifying reference for approval authorities for consistency with approvals in AFFARS 5306.304.

5316

5316.505(b)(2) - Revised for consistency with approvals in AFFARS 5306.304.

5332

5332.402(e)(2) - Revised to delete outdated information.

MP5301.601(a)(i)

Revises item #31 for clarity and adds new item #42.

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Reference

HCA Responsibilities / Designee

Retained by HCA
(SAF/AQC)

Delegated to SCOs, SCCOs, or Delegable to SCCOs

Delegable below SCO or
SCCOs

31

FAR 16.401(d)
DFARS PGI 216.401(e)
AFFARS 5316.401(d)

Approves D&F to justify that the use of an incentive or award-fee contract is in the best interest of the government.

Yes, for (a) all ACAT I or II programs and (b) non-ACAT I or II contracts with estimated value of $50M or more.
No, for all others.

Yes

No

42

DFARS 252.217-7027(c)

Approves unilateral definitizations by Contracting Officer.

No

Yes

AFMC and SMC SCCOs only may delegate below $50M to no lower than COCO

MP5301.602-2(d)

Editorial changes to align with CORT Tool processes.

MP5301.603

2.2.1. and 4.1.1. - Incorporates Policy Memo 14-C-02; 2.9, 3.3.9. and 5.
- Editorial changes.

MP5305.303

(c)(1)-Editorial change to SAF/LLP contact information.

MP5332.470

Revised in its entirety to capture changes in Advance Payment Pool procedures.

MP5332.7

Editorial change.

MP5333.104

MP53331.04(h) - Revised to add updated procedures and a new template.