IMMEDIATE ACTION

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AFMC ACQUISITION CIRCULAR 02-07

Headquarter AFMC

Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433 22 Apr 05

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 05-02, Approval of Change to AFMCFARS 5301.602-2 (c)(i) and 5301.603-1 to align AFMC contracting organizations more closely with the rest of the Air Force by changing the AFMCFARS to allow Senior Center Contracting Officials to redelegate the authority to appoint contracting officers with limited warrants to the operational contracting squadron commanders. Therefore, the AFMCFARS is amended as specified below (all changes are highlighted in bold).

No. of Printed Pages: 2

OPR: HQ AFMC/PKPA (Major John Leif)

PROPOSED CHANGES (Changes Highlighted and Underlined)

PART 5301 —FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM
(Policy Memo 2004-PK-005, 23 June 2004)

(AFMCAC 02-07, 22 April 2005)

5301.602 Contracting officers.

5301.602-2 Responsibilities.

(c)(i) The SCCO and the local staff judge advocate or servicing legal office shall establish legal review requirements for both center and the center’s ABW contracting unit. For the 377 ABW CONS, all contracting actions of $500,000 or more require legal review. The contracting squadron commander may establish a lower threshold where appropriate.

5301.603 Selection, appointment, and termination of appointment.

5301.603-1 General.

(90) For both the center and the center’s ABW contracting unit, the SCCO is delegated authority to appoint contracting officers. This authority may not be redelegated except to the first contracting official in the contracting chain subordinate to the SCCO at geographically separated organizations units (e.g., MSG, SSG) and AFRL detachments. The SCCO may also redelegate the authority to appoint contracting officers with limited warrants to the installation contracting squadron commander. These limited warrants will be valid only in the assigned squadron and will not transfer to other contracting organizations. No further redelegations are authorized.

(91) For the 377 ABW, the contracting squadron commander is delegated authority, without power of further redelegation, to appoint contracting officers with limited warrants. The HQ AFMC Director and Deputy Director of Contracting retain authority to appoint 377 ABW CONS contracting officers with unlimited warrants.

(92) Individuals with authority to appoint contracting officers shall establish procedures for the selection, appointment, and termination of contracting officers. When the authority to appoint contracting officers with limited warrants has been delegated pursuant to AFMCFARS 5301.603-1(90), the SCCO shall establish procedures for the selection, appointment, and termination of contracting officers with limited warrants.