AFAC

Air Force Acquisition Circular (AFAC) 2015-1001
October 1, 2015

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
SAF/AQCP, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1060, (571) 256-2387

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

AFFARS

EXPLANATION OF CHANGE

5301

5301.404(S-91) - Incorporates Policy Memo 13-C-06, Deviation of AFMC/PK Regarding Document Processing.

5301.601-91 - Adds hyperlink to the Consolidated Trend Analysis Report template.

5301.9000(b)(2), 5301.9001(f) - Editorial change.

5302

“Senior Contracting Official (SCO)” - Corrects HQ AFDW/PK location and office symbol for AFRCO.

5303

5303.705(a) - Adds reference and hyperlink to Rescission Letter template.

5304

5304.101 - Adds requirement to validate contract distribution.
5304.7003-90 - Adds DoDAAC administration requirements.

5305

NO CHANGES

5306

5306.302-1(d) - Adds hyperlink to the HCA matrix (MP5301.601(a)(i)).
5306.304(a) - Updated for new dollar thresholds.

5307

NO CHANGES

5308

NO CHANGES

5309

5309.504(c) - Adds processing instructions.

5310

NO CHANGES

5311

NO CHANGES

5312

NO CHANGES

5313

NO CHANGES

5314

NO CHANGES

5315

NO CHANGES

5316

5316.102 - Adds processing instructions for certain D&Fs.

5316.504(c)(1)(ii)(D) - Adds processing instructions and editorial changes.

5317

5317.7505(b) - Adds hyperlink to HCA Matrix (MP5301.601(a)(i)).

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

5332.104(c)(2), 5332.402(e)(2), 5332.501-2(a)(3), 5332.501-3(a), 5332.607(a) - Updates office symbol.

5332.202-1(b)(8) - Adds processing instructions for interim and advanced payment requests.

5333

5333.102(a) - Adds requirement to notify SSA regarding protests.

5334

RESERVED

5335

5335.006 - Deletes an outdated reference.

5336

NO CHANGES

5337

NO CHANGES

5338

RESERVED

5339

5339.7201-90 - Adds reference to AFI 33-150, Management of Cyberspace Support Activities.

5340

RESERVED

5341

5341.102(b)(3) - Adds a reference to the Cable Television Services Resource Guide.

5342

5342.1503(a) - Updates CPARS processing information.
5342.1503(h)(3)-Adds reference to the FAPIIS User Manual.

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)

2. - Changes Phase I Peer Review procedures.

MP5301.4

NO CHANGES

MP5301.601(a)(i)

Adds AFRCO to #37, #42, #43 - Delegable below SCO or SCCOs.
Adds HCA delegations for AFFARS 5306.302-1(d) and 5317.7505(b).

MP5301.601-91

NO CHANGES

MP5301.602-2(d)

SAF/AQC Policy Memo 15-C-01 is incorporated into the AFFARS and replaces this MP in its entirety.

MP5301.602-3

NO CHANGES

MP5301.603

2.10.1., 3.3.7., 3.3.8., 3.3.10., 6. - Editorial changes.

MP5301.9001(b)

NO CHANGES

MP5301.9001(f)

Changes Business Clearance Approval process.

MP5303

NO CHANGES

MP5305.303

NO CHANGES

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

NO CHANGES

MP5332.7

NO CHANGES

MP5333.104

(a)(1) - Adds reference and hyperlink to the Processing Classified Protests Guide.

MP5342.902

NO CHANGES

MP5346.103

NO CHANGES

MP5349

NO CHANGES

MP5350.103-5

NO CHANGES

IG5315.404-3

NO CHANGES

IG5317.74

NO CHANGES

IG5317.9000

NO CHANGES

AFAC CHANGES

NOTE: “****” below indicates that text is omitted.

5301

5301.404(S-91) - Incorporates Policy Memo 13-C-06, Deviation of AFMC/PK Regarding Document Processing.

5301.601-91 - Adds hyperlink to the Consolidated Trend Analysis Report template. 5

301.9000(b)(2), 5301.9001(f) - Editorial change.

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5301.404(S-91) The AFMC SCO may authorize the AFMC SCCOs to submit any of the documents identified at attachment 2 of SAF/AQC policy memo 13-C-06 directly to SAF/AQC.

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5301.601-91 Air Force Contracting Self-Assessment Program

MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFRCO SCOs (or for SMC, the SCCO) must forward a consolidated trend analysis report for the current and previous year to SAF/AQCP by 31 January of each year. See MP5301.601-91 for requirements of the Air Force Contracting Self-Assessment Program. See the tailorable Consolidated Trend Analysis Report template.

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5301.9000(b)(2) Orders issued against existing contracts in strict accordance with the terms and conditions of the basic contract except 5301.9000(a)(7);

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5301.9001(f) Contract actions meeting the contract value thresholds set below must not be awarded without obtaining the required business and contract clearance approval(s). Contract value is determined by the definition in FAR 1.108(c). Clearance approval authority may not be delegated, however unit specific assignments pursuant to subparagraph (3) are authorized.

5302

“Senior Contracting Official (SCO)” - Corrects HQ AFDW/PK location and office symbol for AFRCO.

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5303

5303.705(a) - Adds reference and hyperlink to Rescission Letter template.

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5303.705(a) The contracting officer must forward the facts concerning a final conviction, to include a copy of the conviction, to SAF/GCR within 30 days after learning of the conviction. The contracting officer must forward the report to the MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFRCO SCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO) within 10 calendar days after the contracting activity learns of the conviction. See the tailorable Notice of Proposed Contract Rescission Action(s) template.

5304

5304.101 - Adds requirement to validate contract distribution.
5304.7003-90 - Adds DoDAAC administration requirements.

5304.101 Contracting Officer’s Signature

Contracting Officers shall manually sign via wet signature all contract actions and ensure contractor signatures are obtained. A scanned signature page for all contract actions shall be uploaded into Electronic Data Access (EDA) and the Contracting Officer will validate that the wet signature page is attached within EDA.

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5304.7003-90 Maintaining DoD Activity Address Codes (DoDAAC)

The Contracting Officer must obtain a contractor DoDAAC (see AFI 24-230, Maintaining Air Force DoD Activity Address Codes) for contracts that furnish Government property or authorize requisition from a Government supply source. The DoDAAC must be included in the contract and provided to the requiring activity to facilitate the shipment of government furnished property. The Contracting Officer must use the DoDAAC Web Management System to:

(a)  Obtain the existing DoDAAC or submit a new DoDAAC request for all contracts awarded;

(b)  Initiate contractor DoDAAC account changes, including extensions of contract completion dates and contract terminations;

(c)  Initiate contractor DoDAAC deletion when the contract is physically complete, unless the DoDAAC covers other active contracts; and,

(d)  Validate contractor DoDAACs in accordance with AFI 24-230, paragraph 4.2.

5306

5306.302-1(d) - Adds hyperlink to the HCA matrix (MP5301.601(a)(i)).
5306.304(a) - Updated for new dollar thresholds.

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5306.302-1(d) See MP5301.601(a)(i).

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5306.304(a)

Justification Value

Approval Authority

Delegability

< $700K

Chief of the Contracting Office

Delegable to Contracting Officer, consistent with warrant level

> $700K < $13.5M

Procuring Activity
Competition Advocate

Not further delegable

> $13.5M < $93M

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

> $93M*

Senior Procurement Executive

Not further delegable

* Justification and approval (J&A) for actions exceeding $93M must be coordinated with the DAS(C) or the ADAS(C) and approved by the Senior Procurement Executive (SPE).

5309

5309.504(c) - Adds processing instructions.

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5309.504(c) Forward the approved recommended course of action to the HCA through the MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFRCO SCO (or for SMC, the SCCO) to SAF/AQC (hyperlink) for review. Recommendations must include all documentation required by FAR 9.506(b) as an attachment. See MP5301.601(a)(i).

5316

5316.102 - Adds processing instructions for certain D&Fs.

5316.504(c)(1)(ii)(D) - Adds processing instructions and editorial changes.

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5316.102 Policies

When submitting any Determinations and Findings (D&F) for HCA approval that concerns an Award Fee contract or Contract Line Item Number (CLIN), include the Award Fee Plan as an attachment.

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5316.504(c)(1)(ii)(D) Limitation on single award contracts

(1)(i) The contracting officer must submit all D&Fs through the MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFRCO SCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO) to SAF/AQC for processing to the SPE for approval. When a J&A is required, the J&A package must be submitted with the D&F. D&Fs using the exception that only one source is qualified and capable of performing the work at a reasonable price to the Government should cite and attach the J&A as part of the staffing package.

(2) For the determination required under FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(1)(iv), the Contracting Officer must prepare the required Congressional Notification memo and include the memo in the D&F package for SPE signature, then forward the signed copy to SAF/LL for processing. Maintain proof of submission to SAF/LL in the contract file.

5317

5317.7505(b) - Adds hyperlink to HCA Matrix (MP5301.601(a)(1)).

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5317.7505(b) See MP5301.601(a)(i).

5332

5332.104(c)(2), 5332.402(e)(2), 5332.501-2(a)(3), 5332.501-3(a), 5332.607(a) - Updates office symbol.

5332.202-1(b)(8) - Adds processing instructions for interim and advanced payment requests.

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5332.104(c)(2) The contracting officer must submit any unusual financing requests by a contractor to the MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFRCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO) contracting staff for consultation. If the MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFRCO SCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO) determines unusual financing is required, the SCO/SCCO must submit a memorandum outlining the pertinent facts together with a recommendation on the action to be taken through SAF/AQC to SAF/FMFAS no later than 30 days before the needed effective date of the proposed financing arrangement.

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5332.202-1(b)(8) Authorization. The contracting officer must submit all commercial interim payment requests and commercial advance payment requests through the MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFRCO SCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO) to SAF/AQC for forwarding to SAF/FMFAS for review and approval. The request must include a staff summary sheet showing the appropriate level of approval with the following attachments: D&F, J&A (if applicable), background paper such as a Milestone Payment Plan that outlines the reason(s) for the request, and the proposed payment schedule. When SAF/FMFAS has determined the documentation is adequate, they will notify the Contracting Officer via email.

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5332.402(e)(2) The contracting officer must submit each advance payment request through the MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFRCO SCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO) to SAF/AQC for submission to SAF/FMFAS for review and approval. See MP5332.470 for processing advance payment requests.

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5332.501-2(a)(3) The contracting officer must submit contractor requests for unusual progress payments through the MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFRCO SCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO) to SAF/AQC with a recommendation to approve or disapprove the request. SAF/AQC will forward all requests for unusual progress payments, whether recommended for approval or disapproval, to SAF/FMFAS with all pertinent data supporting the recommended action for approval and submission to OUSD(AT&L)/DPAP.

5332.501-3(a) When the estimated contract costs increase such that the estimate of the unusual progress payments increase $20 million or more over the approved unusual progress payment estimate, the contracting officer must notify SAF/FMFAS through their MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFRCO SCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO), with a courtesy copy to SAF/AQC.

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5332.607(a) When a request for deferment of a contract debt is received from a contractor, the contracting officer must forward the request for deferment to the MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFRCO SCO (or for AFLCMC and SMC, the SCCO). The SCO/SCCO must submit, on a priority basis, an evaluation of the contractor’s request with the necessary reporting information and recommendation through SAF/AQC to SAF/FMFAS.

5333

5333.102(a) - Adds requirement to notify SSA regarding protests.

5333.102(a) The Contracting Officer must inform the SSA prior to rendering a decision to take corrective action or to settle a protest in any other manner before submitting its recommendation to the GAO, courts, or the arbitrator.

5335

5335.006 - Deletes an outdated reference.

5339

5339.7201-90 - Adds reference to AFI 33-150, Management of Cyberspace Support Activities.

5339.7201-90 Data Servers/Centers Approval Process

Purchase Request packages for data servers/centers must include SAF/CIO A6 approval to be accepted as valid for procurement action by a Contracting Officer. See AFI 33-150, Management of Cyberspace Support Activities, Section 3, paragraph 3.3.

5341

5341.102(b)(3) - Adds a reference to the Cable Television Services Resource Guide.

5341.102(b)(3) When contracting for CATV services, ensure compliance with 47 U.S.C. 521-573, Cable Communications. See the Cable Television Services Resource Guide.

5342

5342.1503(a) - Updates CPARS processing information.
5342.1503(h)(3) - Adds reference to the FAPIIS User Manual.

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5342.1503(a) The acquisition team must use the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) to record evaluations of contractor performance. Guidance on systematically assessing contractor performance and using past performance information is available in the Guidance for the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS).

(h)(3) Air Force Agency Points of Contact (APOC) for CPARS and their subordinate focal points are designated as Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) Focal Points to register users and ensure timely and accurate reporting of required contract performance information into the FAPIIS module of CPARS. Guidance on FAPIIS data reporting is available in the FAPIIS User Manual.

MP5301.170(a)

2. - Changes Phase I Peer Review procedures.

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2. Phase 1 Peer Reviews (prior to commencement of negotiations)

a. The Business Clearance Session to brief the DAS(C)/ADAS(C) will occur prior to the commencement of the OSD Phase 1 Peer Review (see MP5301.9001 (f), paragraph 1.b).

b. In accordance with the SOP for Peer Reviews referenced in paragraph 1 above, the assigned SAF/AQC action officer must communicate with the DPAP/CPIC Peer Review program coordinator concerning the specific timing of the Phase 1 review. Subsequent to a successful Business Clearance Session with the DAS(C)/ADAS(C), the contracting officer must upload the required pre-negotiation clearance documents to the DoD Peer Review website.

MP5301.601(a)(i)

Adds AFRCO to #37, #42, #43 - Delegable below SCO or SCCOs.
Adds HCA delegations for AFFARS 5306.302-1(d) and 5317.7505(b).

Mandatory Procedure

MP5301.601(a)(i)
Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) Matrix

[ Revised October 1, 2015 ]

NOTE: Yellow-shaded blocks indicate retained HCA responsibilities or those that are non-delegable per the regulation listed in the “Reference” column.

Item

Reference

HCA Responsibilities / Designee

Retained by HCA
(SAF/AQC)

Delegated to SCOs, SCCOs, or Delegable to SCCOs
(Notes 1 & 2)

Delegable below SCO or
SCCOs
(Notes 1 & 2)

1

FAR 1.602-3(b)(2) and (3)
AFFARS 5301.602-3(b)(2)

Ratification of unauthorized commitments, subject to the limitations in FAR 1.602-3(c) -- Delegated in AFFARS

No

Yes, for actions of $30K and above

Delegated to the COCO for actions less than $30K (not redelegable)

2

FAR 3.104-5(c)(2)
AFFARS 5303.104-3(c)(1)(ii)

Authorizes the disqualified official to resume participation in the procurement or determine that an additional disqualification period is necessary.

No

Yes

No

3

FAR 3.104-7
AFFARS 5303.104-7(f)

Reviews and takes appropriate action on information that a reported violation or possible violation of a present or former government official or someone advising that official knowingly disclosed contractor bid or proposal information or source selection information before award.

Yes

No

No

4

FAR 3.602
AFFARS 5303.602

Authorizes contract award to a Government employee or to a business concern owned or controlled by a Government employee and only if there is a most compelling reason to do so per FAR 3.602.

Yes

No

No

5

FAR 3.704(c)
AFFARS 5303.704(c)

Considers, in addition to any penalty prescribed by law or regulation--suspension or debarment proceedings, voiding and rescinding contracts for a contractor convicted of any offense relating to contracts with the agency.

No

Yes

No

6

FAR 3.1104(b)
AFFARS 5303.1104(b)
FAR 9.504(c)
AFFARS 5309.504(c)

Determines in writing that such action in FAR 3.1104(a) is in the best interest of the Government (HCA may impose conditions that provide mitigation of a personal conflict of interest or grant a waiver)

Yes

No

No

7

DFARS 205.502(a)
AFFARS 5305.502(a)

Approves the publication of paid advertisements in newspapers. -- Delegated in AFFARS

No

Yes

Yes, one level above CO

8

DFARS 206.302-1(a)(2)(i)(1)
AFFARS 5306.302-1(a)(2)(i)(1)

Determines if agency can enter into contracts for studies, analyses, or consulting services on the basis of an unsolicited proposal without providing for full and open competition.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than the COCO

9

FAR 6.302-1(d)
DFARS 206.302-1(d)
DFARS PGI 206.302-1(d)
AFFARS 5306.302-1(d)

Approves waiver to post request for information or sources sought notices when using J&A authority FAR 6.302-1.

No

Yes, only if SCO/SCCO is GO or SES

No

10

DFARS 206.302-4(c)
AFFARS 5306.302-4(c)

Approves a document (AFFARS prescribes use of International Agreement Competitive Restrictions (IACR)) that describes the terms of an agreement or treaty or written directions, such as a Letter of Offer and Acceptance, which have the effect of requiring the use of other than competitive procedures. J&A is not required. -- Delegated in AFFARS

No

Yes

Yes, CO

11

DFARS 207.470(b)
AFFARS 5307.470(b)

Approves acquisition for vessel/aircraft/vehicle through a lease/charter/similar agreement for 18 months or more.

No

Yes

No

12

FAR 8.404(h)(3)(ii)(C)
AFFARS 5308.404(h)(3)(ii)(C)

Approves D&F when the total performance period, including options, of a T&M/LH order is more than three years.

No

Yes

No

13

FAR 9.202(a)
DFARS PGI 209.202(a)(1)
AFFARS 5309.202(a)(1)

Is the designee referenced in FAR 9.202(a) (inclusion of other qualification requirements).

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

14

FAR 9.206-1(b)
AFFARS 5309.206-1(b)

Is the designee referenced in FAR 9.206-1(b) (enforcing qualification requirements).

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

15

DFARS 209.270-3(a)
AFFARS 5309.270-3(a)

Approves a contract for procurement, modification, repair, or overhaul of an aviation critical safety item with a source approved by the head of the design control activity.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

16

FAR 9.503 / 9.506(d)(3)
AFFARS 5309.503

Waives FAR 9.5 requirements -- Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest (OCI).

Yes

No

No

17

DFARS 209.571-7(b)(2)(c)(1)
AFFARS 5309.571-7(c)(1)

Determines an exception to Limitation on Future Contracting in systems engineering and technical assistance contracts is necessary.

Yes

No

No

18

DFARS PGI 211.273-3
AFFARS 5311.273-3(3)

Determines prior to contract award, that a Single Process Initiative (SPI) process for use in lieu of military or Federal specifications and standards is not acceptable for a specific procurement.

Yes

No

No

19

DFARS 211.274-2(b)(2)(i)((B)
AFFARS 5311.274-2(b)(2)(i)(B)

Determines it is more cost effective for the Government requiring activity to assign, mark, and register unique item identification after delivery of an item acquired from a small business concern or a commercial item acquired under FAR Part 12 or Part 8 for an acquisition other than ACAT I program.

No

Yes

No

20

DFARS 212.302(c)
AFFARS 5312.302(c)

Waiver authority for tailoring provisions and clauses for acquisition of commercial items under FAR 12.302(c).

No

Yes

No

21

FAR 14.201-7(b)(2) and (c)(2)
AFFARS 5314.201-7(b)(2) and (c)(2)

Waives the requirement for inclusion of FAR clauses 52.214-27 and 52.214-28 in a contract with a foreign government or agency of that government.

No

Yes

No

22

DFARS 215.371-5
AFFARS 5315.371-5

Waives the requirement at DFARS 215.371-2 to resolicit for an additional period of at least 30 days when only one offer is received as a result of a competitive solicitation allowing fewer than 30 days for receipt of proposals.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than the COCO

23

FAR 15.403-1(c)(4)
DFARS 215.403-1(c)(4)(A)
AFFARS 5315.403-1(c)(4)(A)

Waives requirement for submission of certified cost or pricing data in exceptional cases.

Yes

No

No

24

FAR 15.403-3(a)(4)
AFFARS 5315.403-3(a)(4)

Approves determination to make award without offeror submission of data other than certified cost or pricing data.

No

Yes

No

25

FAR 15.403-4(a)(2)
AFFARS 5315.403-4(a)(2)

Authorizes CO to obtain certified cost or pricing data for actions below the threshold in FAR15.403-4(a)(1), provided the action exceeds the SAT.

Yes

No

No

26

DFARS 215.404-4(c)(2)(C)(2)
AFFARS 5315.404-4(c)(2)(C)(2)(90)

Approves the use of the alternate structured approach for Profit (see DFARS 215.404-73). -- Delegated in AFFARS

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

27

DFARS 215.407-3(b)(i)
AFFARS 5315.407-3(b)(i)

Waives on a case-by-case basis, the use of forward pricing rate agreement (FPRA) rates when such rates are available.

No

Yes

No

28

DFARS PGI 215.407-4(c)(2)(B)
AFFARS 5315.407-4(c)(2)(B)

Requests an overhead should-cost review for a contractor business unit that does not meet the criteria found in DFARS PGI 215.407-4(c)(2)(A).

No

Yes

No

29

DFARS 215.408(3)(i)(A)(2)
AFFARS 5315.408(3)(i)(A)(2)

Approve determination (when contracting with the Canadian Commercial Corporation) that data other than certified cost or pricing data are needed in order to determine that the price is fair and reasonable. Delegated in AFFARS.

No

Yes

Yes, two levels above the Contracting Officer

30

DFARS 215.408(3)(ii)(A)(2)
AFFARS 5315.408(3)(ii)(A)(2)

Approve determination (when contracting with the Canadian Commercial Corporation) that it is reasonably certain that data other than certified cost or pricing data will be needed in order to determine that the price of modifications is fair and reasonable. Delegated in AFFARS.

No

Yes

Yes, two levels above the Contracting Officer

31

FAR 16.206-3(d)
AFFARS 5316.206-3(d)

Approves the use of a fixed-ceiling-price contract with retroactive price redetermination.

Yes

No

No

32

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, if award fee is 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

33

AFFARS 5316.401(e)(3)(i)

For Other Contracting, the HCA will designate the Fee Determining Official. The PEO is the Fee Determining Official for the PEO’s assigned programs. The PEO or HCA for Other Contracting may designate this responsibility on an individual contract or class basis. This designation may be made by name, position, or function, without limitation.

No

Yes, for Other Contracting

Yes, for Other Contracting

34

DFARS 216.405-2(1)
AFFARS 5316.405-2(1)

Approves setting the percentage of award fee available for the final evaluation below 40 percent if the contracting officer determines that a lower percentage is appropriate.

Yes

No

No

35

FAR 16.601(d)
DFARS 216.601(d)
AFFARS 5316.601(d)(1)(A)(2)
Class Deviation 2012-O0016

Approves the D&F for a T&M/LH contract or order if the base period plus any option period exceeds three years.

Yes

No

No

36

FAR 16.603-2(c)(3)
AFFARS 5316.603-2(c)(3)

Gives CO approval to determine a reasonable price or fee if the CO & contractor fail to reach agreement.

No

Yes

No

37

FAR 16.603-3
AFFARS 5316.603-3

Determines a letter contract may be used if no other contract type is suitable.

No

Yes

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

38

FAR 17.106-3(f)
AFFARS 5317.106-3(f)

Authorizes the use of a solicitation requesting only multi-year prices, provided that dual proposals are not necessary to meet the objectives in FAR 17.105-2.

No

Yes

No

39

FAR 17.106-3(g)
AFFARS 5317.106-3(g)

Approves the use of variable unit prices on multi-year contracts provided that, for competitive proposals, there is a valid method of evaluation.

No

Yes

No

40

DFARS 217.172(e)(2)
AFFARS 5317.172(e)(2)

Determines the conditions required by DFARS 217.172(g)(2)(i)-(vii) will be met by a multi-year contract.

Yes

No

No

41

DFARS 217.174(b)
AFFARS 5317.174(b)

Determines, on the basis of a business case analysis, that the proposed purchase of electricity from sources of renewable energy under such contract is cost effective; and it would not be possible to purchase electricity from the source in an economical manner without the use of a contract for a period in excess of five years.

Yes

No

No

42

DFARS 217.7404-1
AFFARS 5317.7404-1

Approves Undefinitized Contract Actions (UCA).

No

Yes

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

43

DFARS 252.217-7027(c)

Approves unilateral definitizations by Contracting Officer.

No

Yes

AFMC and SMC SCCOs. And the AFRCO SCO only may delegate below $50M to no lower than COCO

44

DFARS PGI 217.7504(4)(ii)
AFFARS 5317.7504(4)(ii)

Authorizes reverse engineering.

No

Yes

No

45

DFARS 217.7505(b)
AFFARS 5317.7505(b)

Approves Contracting Officer certification for a replenishment part price increase that increased by 25 percent or more over the most recent 12-month period.

No

Yes

No

46

FAR 18.125
AFFARS 5318.125

Determines that the contracting process may continue after GAO has received a protest (See FAR 33.104(b) and (c)).

Yes

No

No

47

FAR 18.2
DFARS 218.271
AFFARS 5318.201
FAR 13.500(e)
FAR 13.201(g)(1)
AFFARS 5313.201(g)(1)
FAR 12.102(f)
FAR 2.101, Micro-purchase threshold, paragraph (3)
FAR 2.101, Simplified acquisition threshold

Determines that micro-purchases and simplified acquisitions of supplies or services are to be used in support of a contingency operation or to facilitate defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than the COCO

48

FAR 19.201(c)
AFFARS 5319.201(c)

Implements small business programs within their activities, achieve program goals, and ensure contracting personnel maintain knowledge of program requirements.

No

Yes

No

49

DFARS 219.201(d)(8)
AFFARS 5319.201(d)(8)

Assigns small business technical advisors to perform this function in accordance with DFARS 219.201(10).

No

Yes

No

50

FAR 19.502-3(a)(5)
AFFARS 5319.502-3(a)(5)

Authorizes a partial set-aside be made if there is a reasonable expectation that only two concerns (one large and one small) with capability will respond with offers.

No

Yes

No

51

FAR 19.505(b), (c), and (d)
DFARS 219.505(b)
AFFARS 5319.505(b)

Renders a decision regarding the CO’s rejection of an SBA recommendation.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

52

FAR 19.1305(d)
AFFARS 5319.1305(d)

Determines not to suspend action on the acquisition because urgent and compelling circumstances exist. Replies to SBA if SBA files an appeal for not restricting acquisition to HUBZone.

No

Yes

No

53

FAR 19.1405(d)
AFFARS 5319.1405(d)

Determines not to suspend action. Replies to SBA after receipt of a formal appeal from SBA concerning rejection of a set-aside for Service-disabled Veteran-owned Small Business.

No

Yes

No

54

FAR 22.101-1(e)
AFFARS 5322.101-1(e)

Designates programs for contractors to notify Government of actual or potential labor disputes.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

55

DFARS 222.101-3-70
PGI 222.101-3-70(b)(ii)
AFFARS 5322.101-3-70(b)(ii)

Submits impact reports on labor disputes to agency head when sufficient urgency warrants the attention of the agency head or when specifically requested.

No

Yes

No

56

FAR 22.406-13
DFARS 22.406-13
AFFARS 5322.406-13

For construction contracts, submits Semiannual Enforcement Reports to the labor advisor.

No

Yes

No

57

FAR 22.805(a)(8)
AFFARS 5322.805(a)(8)

Approves an urgent or critical award, without pre-award clearance from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), if OFCCP cannot complete the evaluation by required date. Applies for contracts/subcontracts $10M or more excluding construction.

No

Yes

No

58

FAR 22.1802(d)
AFFARS 5322.1802(d)

Waives the E-Verify requirement for a contract or subcontract or a class of contracts or subcontracts, either temporarily or for the period of performance.

Yes

No

No

59

DFARS PGI 223.370-4
AFFARS 5323.370-4(1)(i)(A)(2)

Waives the mandatory requirements for safety precautions for ammunition and explosives.

No

Yes

No

60

FAR 25.103(b)(2)(i)
DFARS 225.103
AFFARS 5325.103(b)
AFFARS MP5325(a)

Approves determination that an article/material/supply is not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States in sufficient quantities of satisfactory quality.

No

Yes

No

61

DFARS 225.103(a)(ii)(B)(2)
AFFARS 5325.103(b)

Approves determination for a public interest exception, valued between the simplified acquisition threshold and $1.5M, for end products that are substantially transformed in the United States.

No

Yes

No

62

DFARS 225.103(b)(ii)(C)
AFFARS 5325.103(b)

Approves determination for article/material/supply, for $1.5M or more, not domestically available and award is to be made on other than a qualifying country or eligible end product.

No

Yes

No

63

FAR 25.202(a)(2)
DFARS 225-202(a)(2)
AFFARS 5325.202(a)(2)

Approves non-availability determination for domestic construction material.

No

Yes

No

64

DFARS 225.403(c)(ii)(A)
AFFARS 5325.403(c)(ii)(A)

Approves a national interest waiver for a purchase by an overseas purchasing activity if the product is critical for the support of U.S. forces stationed abroad.

No

Yes

No

65

FAR 25.603(a)(1)(i)
AFFARS 5325.603(a)(1)(i)

Approves Non-availability Determination (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – Buy American Act – Construction Materials).

No

Yes

No

66

DFARS 225.7008(a)(2)
AFFARS 5325.7008(a)(2)

Waives restrictions on certain foreign purchases under 10 U.S.C. 2534(a).

No

Yes

No

67

FAR 28.105
AFFARS 5328.105

Approves using other types of bonds when acquiring particular supplies or services.

No

Yes

No

68

FAR 28.106-2(a)
AFFARS 5328.106-2(a)

Approves the use of a new surety bond during the performance of the contract. -- Delegated in AFFARS

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

69

DFARS 228.311-1
AFFARS 5328.311-1

Waives the requirement for use of FAR clause 52.228-7, Insurance -- Liability to Third Persons.

No

Yes

No

70

DFARS 228.370(a)(2)
AFFARS 5328.370(a)(2)

Disallows the contractor to buy insurance for war-hazard losses. If so, the CO shall insert the clause at DFARS 252.228-7000.

No

Yes

No

71

Class Deviation
2011-O0006
AFFARS 5331

Waives the requirements of FAR 31.

No

Yes

No

72

Class Deviation
2011-O0006
AFFARS 5331

Determine that incurrence of the Contribution in Aid of Construction (CIAC) tax is necessary to achieve the most beneficial business case for the Government and allowing the CIAC tax will result in significant benefits to the Government that outweigh the cost of allowing the tax.

No

Yes

No

73

FAR 32.202-1(d)
FAR 32.501-2(a)(3)
AFFARS 5332.202-1(d)

Approves unusual contract financing.

No

Yes

No

74

DFARS 232.901
AFFARS 5332.901(1)(i)(c)(ii)

Determines that conditions exist that limit normal business operations.

No

Yes

No

75

FAR 33.102(b)(3)(ii)
AFFARS 5333.102(b)(3)(ii)

At the request of the contractor, reviews agency records associated with a request for reimbursement of protest costs by the Government.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than the COCO

76

FAR 33.104(b)(1) or (c)(2)
AFFARS 5333.104(b)(1) or (c)(2)

Authorizes contract award notwithstanding a GAO protest before award, or continued contract performance notwithstanding a GAO protest after award.

Yes

No

No

77

FAR 33.104(g)
AFFARS 5333.104(g)

Reports to the GAO why their recommendations have not been followed by the agency not later than 5 days after the expiration of the 60-day response period.

Yes

No

No

78

DFARS 233.215(3)
AFFARS 5333.215(3)

Determines that continued performance is necessary pending resolution of any claim that might arise under or be related to the contract.

No

Yes

Yes, at least one level above CO

79

DFARS 235.015-70(c) & (d)(3)(ii)
AFFARS 5335.015-70(c) & (d)(3)(ii)

Approves special use allowance for research facility acquired by educational institutions.

No

Yes

No

80

FAR 36.208
AFFARS 5336.208

Approves concurrent performance of firm-fixed-price and other types of construction contracts at the same work site.

No

Yes

No

81

FAR 36.213-2(a)
AFFARS 5336.213-2(a)

Waives the requirement for pre-solicitation notices for proposed construction contracts expected to exceed the SAT.

No

Yes

No

82

DFARS 236.272(b)(1)
AFFARS 5336.272(b)

Authorizes the use of pre-qualifications for urgent or complex construction projects.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

83

DFARS 236.272(b)(2)
AFFARS 5336.272(b)

Approves the prequalification procedures of construction sources.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

84

FAR 36.301(b)(3)(vi)
AFFARS 5336.301(b)(3)(vi)

Establishes other criteria for use of two-phase design-build selection procedures.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

85

DFARS 236.570(b)(2)
AFFARS 5336.570(b)(2)

Approves use of a separate bid item for mobilization and preparatory work.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

86

FAR 36.602-3
AFFARS 5336.602-3

Oversees evaluation board functions for A&E contracts.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

87

FAR 36.609-1(c)(1)
AFFARS 5336.609-1(c)(1)

Determines that, in fixed-price A&E contracts, cost limitations are secondary to performance considerations and additional project funding can be expected, if necessary.

No

Yes

No

88

DFARS 237.104(b)(iii)(A)(2)
AFFARS 5337.104(b)(iii)(A)(2)

Approves a proposed personal services contract for services to be provided by individuals outside the U.S. and directly supports defense intelligence components or special operations command. Services must be urgent, cannot be obtained by other means, and are supporting DoD activities or programs outside the U.S.

No

Yes

No

89

DFARS 237.7401(c)
AFFARS 5337.7401(c)

Determines the services being acquired under contract with the local government are in DoD’s best interest.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

90

FAR 41.202(c)(2)
AFFARS 5341.202(c)(2)

Approves determination to pay the non-negotiated utility rates due to contract impasse.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

91

FAR 41.204(c)(1)(ii)
AFFARS 5341.204(c)(1)(ii)

Determines use of the area-wide contract for utility services is not advantageous to the Government.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

92

FAR 42.202(c)(2)
AFFARS 5342.202(c)(2)

Approves the delegation of additional functions to the CAO.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

93

DFARS PGI 242.7100(4)
AFFARS 5342.7100(4)

Approves the solicitation of voluntary refunds from a contractor.

No

Yes

No

94

FAR 45.102(e)
AFFARS 5345.102(e)

Determines installation or construction of Government property on contractor-owned real property in such a fashion as to become non-severable is necessary and in the Government’s interest.

No

Yes

No

95

DFARS 245.102(4)(ii)(C)(1)(ii)
AFFARS 5345.102(4)(ii)(C)(1)(ii)

Approves a determination and findings concluding that it is more cost effective for the Government requiring activity to assign, mark, and register the unique item identification after delivery of an item acquired from a small business concern or a commercial item acquired under FAR part 12 or part 8. (CAE must approve the determination and findings for an ACAT I program.)

No

Yes, for other than ACAT I programs

No

96

FAR 45.301(f)
AFFARS 5345.301(f)

Approves use of Government property for commercial use expected to exceed 25 percent of the total use of Government and commercial work performed.

No

Yes

No

97

FAR 48.104-3(a)
AFFARS 5348.104-3(a)
FAR 48.202

Determines if the cost of calculating and tracking collateral savings will exceed the benefits to be derived.

No

Yes

Yes, but no lower than COCO

98

AFI 10-220

Approving authority for designating/appointing primary and alternate Government Flight Representatives (GFR)

No

Yes, and delegated to AFICA OL and AFMC Directors of Contracting

No


Note 1: Responsibilities delegated to the SCO may be performed by the AFICA OL Directors of Contracting when delegated by the HQ AFICA SCO.

Note 2: Responsibilities delegated to the SCCO may be performed by the Directors of Contracting at Eglin AFB, Hanscom AFB, Hill AFB, and Robins AFB -- their Deputy Directors of Contracting, Assistant Director of Contracting, and the Technical Director/Assistant to the Director of Contracting.

MP5301.602-2(d)

SAF/AQC Policy Memo 15-C-01 is incorporated into the AFFARS and replaces this MP in its entirety.

Mandatory Procedure

MP5301.602-2(d)
Designation, Assignment, and Responsibilities of a

Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)

[ Effective October 1, 2015 ]

The following are mandatory procedures (MP) for standardizing the Air Force (AF) contracting process regarding designation, assignment, and responsibilities of a Contracting Officer’s Representative and will be used when awarding supply contracts with cost reimbursement line items, services contracts or construction contracts. A Contracting Officer (CO) will designate a COR for all service contracts, including construction. However, a COR does not need to be assigned to a contract when the conditions of DFARS Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI) 201.602-2 exist. The conditions are as follows: the contract will be awarded using the simplified acquisition procedures; the requirement is not complex; and the Contracting Officer (CO) documents the file, in writing, with the specific reasons why the appointment of a COR is unnecessary. The assignment of a COR is also not necessary when the CO retains surveillance (to include supply contracts with cost reimbursement line items), delegates surveillance to DCMA, A-E contracts, or for non-Advisory and Assistance Services Research and Development (R&D) contracts.

CORs may be assigned for any contract when the need for a COR is determined by the CO and is in the best interest of the U.S. Government. All CORs must be employees, military or civilian, of the U.S. Government, a foreign Government or North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)/coalition partners.  In no case will contractor personnel serve as a COR.

1.0 Contracting Officer Roles and Responsibilities

1.1 As part of the acquisition planning process, the CO must determine the nature of the work/requirement (Type A, B, or C) as specified in DoDI 5000.72, DoD Standard for Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Certification.

1.2 Based upon the CO’s determination of the nature of the work/requirement and DFARS PGI 201.602-2, the CO must determine if a single COR, or multiple/alternate CORs, are required to assist in technical monitoring or administration of a contract.

1.3 The CO will determine if a COR meets the criteria for filing an Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450, "Confidential Financial Disclosure Report", as set forth in 5 C.F.R. 2634.904(a) and DOD 5500.7-R, 7-300. The CO will decide if a COR needs to file an OGE Form 450 after considering the COR’s designated duties and responsibilities and level of supervision and review when measured against the criteria. A COR should be designated as an OGE Form 450 filer if the COR will exercise significant judgment without substantial supervision and review.

1.4 The request for a nomination package and completing the nomination package is a collaborative effort between the requiring activity, COR management, and the CO. It must be completed as early in the acquisition process as possible to allow COR participation in pre-award activities. In all cases, nomination package(s) must be submitted before contract award. If the requiring activity has not initiated a COR nomination request within the DoD CORT Tool, the CO must initiate the Request for COR Support and notify the requiring activity of the need for COR(s) support.

1.5 CO, Contract Specialist, or QAPC Led Training. The CO must ensure contract-specific training is scheduled and provided to the prospective COR, unless waived (see 1.2.5). The training may be conducted by the CO, Contracting Specialist, or QAPC, and must consist of the following at a minimum prior to contract award:

COR Performance and Appraisal

1.6 At a minimum, the CO and COR supervisor must review the COR’s reports, files, and other documentation for completeness/accomplishment, on an annual basis.

1.7 The CO must provide an annual assessment, as a minimum, on the COR’s performance to the COR supervisor.

1.8 If COR reports and/or performance are inadequate, the CO must provide a written assessment and discuss performance with the COR.

1.9 If reports and/or performance continue to be inadequate, the CO must provide a written assessment and discuss COR performance with COR supervisor.

1.10 In cases where COR performance continues to be poor, the CO must terminate the COR duties (Termination of COR Designation), and request a COR replacement. A new COR can be nominated prior to terminating the former COR. The requiring activity must nominate a COR replacement via the CORT Tool to ensure continuous contract monitoring by a qualified individual. Copies of the designation for the successor COR will have the same distribution requirements as the COR letter of designation.

1.11 Only the CO may terminate a COR designation.

1.12 When the requiring activity requests termination of COR designation, the CO must terminate the COR designation in writing. The termination of COR designation must be executed by the CO and acknowledged by the COR and COR supervisor, and uploaded in the CORT Tool. Include the signed Termination of COR Designation in the official contract file.

1.13 The CO must forward a copy of the fully executed Termination of COR Designation to the COR, COR Supervisor, and as applicable, to the contract administration office(r).

2.0 COR Roles and Responsibilities

2.1  The COR must have a Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) account and be a registered DoD CORT Tool user to initiate the nomination package. Register for CORT Tool access through the Wide Area Workflow e-Business Suite at https://wawf.eb.mil, and complete training to effectively perform duties in the CORT Tool.  Training includes a review the CORT Tool Users Guide and FAQs, the Air Force CORT Tool website, and if necessary, a request for additional training from a local Department Administrator (DA). Training must be completed prior to contract award.

2.2 Provide information necessary to assess whether any actual or potential personal conflicts of interest with performing the responsibilities to be designated exist. Conflicts of interest determination will be reviewed again prior to contract award. Complete and file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, if designated as a required filer by the CO.

2.3 Participate, as requested, in requirements definition/pre-award activities, annual CPAR procedures and contract close-out.

2.4 Establish and maintain a COR file in accordance with DFARS PGI 201.602-2(d)(vi) in the CORT Tool or if due to size limitations, an alternate location that is accessible to the CO and QAPC.

2.5 Remain abreast of changes to terms and conditions of the contract resulting from contract modifications.

2.6 Perform only those duties/responsibilities delegated by the CO in the COR Designation memo.

2.7 CORs shall not designate or re-delegate COR duties/responsibilities to another individual. Only a CO may designate a COR and delegate duties/responsibilities to a COR.

2.8 Provide reports on contractor performance to the CO or a CO designate (if applicable). If advised by the CO that reports are inadequate, ensure follow-on reports address issues expected by CO. CORs may be designated as the Assessing Official’s Representative (AOR) by the CO in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) IAW the CPARS Guide.  If designated as an AOR, the COR would be responsible for providing a timely, accurate, quality, and complete narrative for a report on the contractor's performance. If the CO requires the COR to have access to the contractor performance assessment reporting system (CPARS), the synchronized pre-deployment and operational tracker (SPOT) or the enterprise contractor manpower reporting application (eCMRA), an account would be authorized and granted after COR designation.

2.9 When advised by the CO or COR management that COR designation will be terminated, ensure reports/records are made available to the CO, COR management, and a successor COR, if one is designated by the CO.

2.10 If circumstances change and there is a reasonable expectation that the designated COR cannot perform effectively, (e.g., personal conflict of interest, change in assignment), the COR must notify the CO and COR supervisor and request the CO terminate the COR designation and take action to designate a successor COR.

2.11 Reference DFARS 201.602-2 and DFARS PGI 201.602-2 for COR responsibilities. Additional COR responsibilities are addressed in DoDI 5000.72, DoD Standard for Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Certification, 26 Mar 15

3.0 COR Supervisor

3.1
The requiring activity/COR supervisor must have a WAWF account and be a registered DoD CORT Tool user to complete the nomination package. Register for CORT Tool access via the Wide Area Workflow e-Business Suite at https://wawf.eb.mil, and then complete training to effectively perform duties in the CORT Tool.   Training includes a review the CORT Tool Users Guide and FAQs, the Air Force CORT Tool website, and if necessary, a request for additional training from a local DA.

3.2 Review and approve (certify) or reject COR nominations in the CORT Tool, when submitted by an assigned COR in the CORT Tool and notified by a system-generated email that a nomination is “Awaiting Approval”.


3.3  Conduct regular reviews of COR inputs into the CORT Tool, and follow-up as necessary, on the content, timeliness, and completeness of  COR Reports, online files, and other COR-related documentation.

3.4 Ensure that participation in the pre-award process and performance of COR/COR duties/responsibilities are properly addressed in the annual performance appraisal.

3.5 It is the COR supervisor’s responsibility to ensure the COR has completed the OGE 450, if required.

3.6 Reference DFARS 201.602-2 and DFARS PGI 201.602-2 for COR responsibilities. Additional COR supervision responsibilities are addressed in DoDI 5000.72, DoD Standard for DoD Standard for Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Certification, 26 Mar 15.

4.0 OGE 450 Determination and Processing

4.1 A COR must file an OGE 450 if determined to meet the criteria for filing a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) as set forth in section 2634.904 of Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, and section 7-300 of DoD 5500.07-R.

4.2 The COR must submit the completed OGE 450 directly to his or her supervisor and provide the information contained on the OGE 450 to the CO for review prior to submission to the local legal office by the required date.

5.0 Quality Assurance Program Coordinator (QAPC)

5.1 Train CORs and COR management [e.g., COR Supervisor, SDO, Functional Commanders/Directors (FC/FD)] on the contracting requirements associated with the quality assurance program and any MAJCOM/DRU/HQ AFICA/AFRCO/SMC procedures prior to contract award. See paragraph 1.5 herein.

5.2 Assist the CO in providing contract-specific training (to include refresher training) to the COR (Reference paragraph 1.3 above) and ensuring required training is accomplished in accordance with DoDI 5000.72, DoD Standard for Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Certification, 26 Mar 15.

5.3 Monitor the inputs and use of the DoD CORT Tool for the assigned organization.   This requires registration, training, and designation as a local CORT Tool DA by all QAPCs.   DAs provide functional, not technical, support, and provide for the continued deployment of the CORT Tool for new users and for the support of existing users in the local organization, by performing three categories of duties:

6.0 Memorandum Templates and Contract Training Syllabus

MP5301.603

2.10.1., 3.3.7., 3.3.8., 3.3.10., 6. - Editorial changes.

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6. Terminating Appointments. The initiator of a warrant termination (normally the supervisor of the CO), must request termination of a warrant whether for cause, reassignment or employment termination using the Contracting Officer Appointment/Warrant Eligibility Transfer/Termination Request template. A warrant must be terminated when the need for the warrant is no longer present or the conditions for the warrant no longer exist, and always upon the departure of the CO from a MAJCOM/DRU/FOA. A termination request should be submitted by the initiator at least 14 days prior to the requested termination date, and termination of appointment should be accomplished by completing Section I of the CO’s Contracting Officer (CO) Appointment/Warrant Eligibility Transfer/Termination Request. The completed/signed template effecting termination of the appointment must be returned to the FP for file retention (hard copy or electronic).

MP5301.9001(f)

Changes Business Clearance Approval process.

1. Business Clearance Approval for Non-Competitive Actions

2. Business Clearance for Competitive Actions

MP5333.104

(a)(1) - Adds reference and hyperlink to the Processing Classified Protests Guide.

(a)(1) The Air Force response to a GAO bid protest must comply with GAO’s Bid Protest Regulations (4 CFR 21) and FAR 33.104, as supplemented. For classified protests see the Administrative Guide for Processing Classified GAO Protests.