DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AFMC ACQUISITION CIRCULAR 02-05
Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433 28 Sep 04
Air Force Materiel Command Acquisition Circular (AFMCAC)
1. All items in this AFMCAC are effective as of the date of publication unless otherwise specified in the item description. Each item in this AFMCAC shall remain in effect until specifically cancelled or incorporated by a subsequent AFMCAC or change to the AFMC FAR Supplement (AFMCFARS).
2. This AFMCAC implements AFMC FAR Council case 04-07, Approval of Change to AFMCFARS Subpart 5315, Contracting by Negotiation. Therefore, the AFMCFARS is amended as specified below (all changes are highlighted in bold).
a. Item 1: AFMCFARS 5315.3, Source Selection. Purpose/Explanation of Change(s): This change updates AFMCFARS 5315.3 citations in accordance with AFAC 2004-0721. In addition, the change specifies that for “Other Contracting” acquisitions over $10 million using the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) or the Performance Price Tradeoff (PPT) process, the SSA is the Contracting Officer, unless the acquisition plan approval designates otherwise. This change is effective 1 Oct 04 or immediately for any acquisitions using the AFAC 2004-0721 source selection procedures prior to 1 Oct 04.
No. of Printed Pages: 2
OPR: HQ AFMC/PKPA (Major Kimberly L. Yoder)
PROPOSED CHANGES (Changes Highlighted and Underlined)
PART 5315 – CONTRACTING BY NEGOTATION
5315.3 – SOURCE SELECTION
(AFMCAC 02-05, September 28, 2004)
(a) The SSA for “Other Contracting” source selections over $10 million using the Mandatory Procedures at MP5315.3 is the Center Commander for center acquisitions and the ABW Commander for installation requirements, with power of redelegation. The SSA for “Other Contracting” source selections over $10 million using the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) or Performance Price Tradeoff (PPT) process is the Contracting Officer, unless the acquisition plan approval authority designates otherwise.
5315.203-90 Additional Responsibilities.
Reference AFFARS MP5315.3, paragraph 188.8.131.52. The Source Selection Information Briefing Certificate may be sued on a fiscal year basis for individuals who must have access to SSI in the performance of their official duties throughout the year, whether or not they participate as part of the actual source selection team.
5315.305 Proposal Evaluation.
(a)(3)(90) Reference AFFARS MP5315.3, paragraph 5.5.1. For Science and Technology acquisitions, mission capability shall be evaluated using the following color ratings and definitions:
COLOR RATING DEFINITION
Blue Exceptional -- Exceeds technical expectations. Reflects an innovative approach and/or superior understanding of the technology in a way beneficial to the government.
Green Acceptable -- Meets technical expectations. Reflects a sound approach and/or satisfactory understanding of the technology.
Yellow Marginal -- Does not clearly meet technical expectations. Reflects an uncertain approach and/or incomplete understanding of the technology.
Red Unacceptable Unawardable -- Fails to meet technical expectations. Reflects an unworkable approach and/or inferior understanding of the technology.