IMMEDIATE ACTION

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AFMC ACQUISITION CIRCULAR 02-08

Headquarters AFMC

Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433 29 November 2005

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 AFMCFARS case 05-07, Approval of Change to AFMCFARS 5301, 5302, and 5315. The change implements the clearance and source selection requirements, and tailors the definition for Chief of the Contracting Office (COCO). The AFMCFARS is amended as specified below (all changes are highlighted in bold).

c. Item 2: AFMCFARS 5302.1, Definitions. Purpose/Explanation of Change(s):

This change revises AFMCFARS 5302.101 to update the definition of Chief of

the Contracting Office (COCO).

d. Item 3: AFMCFARS 5315.1, Source Selection Processes and Techniques.

Purpose/Explanation of Change(s): This change updates AFMCFARS 5315.101-

1(a), Tradeoff Process, to provide a website link to the AF Performance Price

Tradeoff Guide.

e. Item 4: AFMCFARS 5315.3, Source Selection. Purpose/Explanation of

Change(s): This change updates AFMCFARS 5315.393-90 as follows:

Sub-Item 4a: AFMCFARS 5315.303-90(a) establishes paragraph

No. of Printed Pages: 4

OPR: HQ AFMC/PKPB (Kimberly L. Yoder)

PROPOSED CHANGES (Changes Highlighted and/or Underlined)

PART 5301FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM

(AFMCAC 02-07, 22 April 2005)

(AFMCAC 02-08, 29 November 2005)

SUBPART 5301.90—CLEARANCE

5301.9001 Policy.

(b) The SCCO shall establish and conduct clearance procedures for all contract actions requiring clearance awarded by the center and the center’s ABW contracting unit. These procedures may include a clearance review function.

(90) HQ AFMC/PK, as the SCCO for the 377 ABW, establishes the following procedures for 377 ABW. A clearance review shall be accomplished by: the Deputy for Business Operations (DBO) for actions over $10M; the local staff reviewer for actions between $1M and $10M; and the same individual as the CAA for actions between $500K and $1M.

(g)(1) For organizations that do not have a Wing level, and/or Group level, the following table defines their Wing level PK and Group level PK equivalents:

Organization

Wing level PK Equivalent

Group level PK Equivalent

Det 1 AFRL, Det 8 AFRL, AFRL/IF AFRL/MN and AFOSR

Chief of the Contracting Office

Contracting Division Chief

ESC/PKR

Chief of the Contracting Office

Chief of the Contracting Office

ESC/XPK

Chief of the Contracting Office

Chief of the Contracting Office

ESC/BMSW/WE Division

Wing PK

WE Division Contracting Chief

ESC/OSSW/FPS Squadron

Wing PK

FPS Contracting Chief

38th EIG*

Chief of the Contracting Office

Chief of the Contracting Office

CPSG*

Chief of the Contracting Office

Chief of the Contracting Office

AFFTC/PKT

Chief of the Contracting Office

Chief of the Contracting Office

AEDC

SCCO (AEDC/PK)

SCCO (AEDC/PK)

AAC/PKZ

Chief of the Contracting Office

Chief of the Contracting Office

AAC: ACSSG

ACSSG/PK

ACSSG/PK

OC-ALC/PKX

Chief of the Contracting Office

PKXO Branch Chief

ASC/TASG

Chief of the Contracting Office

Chief of the Contracting Office

ASC/SOFSG

Chief of the Contracting Office

Chief of the Contracting Office

ASC/YFK

Chief of the Contracting Office

Contracting Division Chief

ASC/F117/SS

Wing PK

Chief of Flight Contracting Office

ASC/AEASS

Wing PK

Chief of Flight Contracting Office

ASC/J-UCAS

Chief of the Contracting Office

Chief of the Contracting Office

ASC/PKW

Chief of the Contracting Office

Chief of the Contracting Office

ASC/PKN

Chief of the Contracting Office

Chief of the Contracting Office

ASC/PKG

Chief of the Contracting Office

Chief of the Contracting Office

ASC/HSG

SCCO (311 HSW/PK)

Contracting Division Chief

AFCEE-AC

SCCO (311 HSW/PK)

Contracting Division Chief

OO-ALC/PKX

Chief of the Contracting Office

PKXE Branch Chief

84SMSS/PK

Wing PK

Contracting Division Chief

*As before the AFMC Wing reorganization, these organizations are Direct Reporting Units to ESC/CC.

(2) For AFRL/IF, the Contracting Branch Chief is the CAA for all Operational Contracting actions from $1M to $10M.

(90) Architect-Engineer (A-E), Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) actions shall follow the “noncompetitive” process for purposes of clearance. The SCCO shall establish procedures for review of BAA solicitations prior to issuance.

5301.9002 Clearance Documentation

(a) The CAA shall evidence clearance approval by an affirmative statement, signed and dated. This clearance approval shall be retained in the official contract file.

PART 5302DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS

(AFMCAC 02-03, 1 March 2004)

(AFMCAC 02-08, 29 November 2005)

SUBPART 5302.1—DEFINITIONS

5302.101 Definitions.

"Chief of the Contracting Office (COCO)," as used in the FAR, DFARS, AFFARS, and this supplement, means an individual serving as the Senior Contracting Functional at the Wing level, or the first contracting official in the center contracting chain subordinate to the Senior Center Contracting Official (SCCO). In organizations that have the Wing structure, COCO authority may be delegated to the Senior Contracting Functional at the Group level or equivalent, subject to approval by the SCCO.

PART 5315CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION

(Policy Memo 2004-PK-005, 23 June 2004)

(AFMCAC 02-05, 28 September 2004)

(AFMCAC 02-06, 29 December 2004)

(AFMCAC 02-08, 29 November 2004)

SUBPART 5315.1—SOURCE SELECTION PROCESSES AND TECHNIQUES

5315.101-1 Tradeoff process.

(a) See AF Performance Price Tradeoff Guide:

https://www.safaq.hq.af.mil/contracting/affars/5315/informational/IG5315.101-1.doc

SUBPART 5315.3—SOURCE SELECTION

5315.303-90 Additional responsibilities.

(a) Reference AFFARS MP5315.3, paragraph 4.2.1.2. The Source Selection Information Briefing Certificate may be used 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.

(b) Reference AFFARS MP5315.3, paragraph 4.5.2, Contracting officers shall use the AFMC Source Selection Notifications Webpage and Template: https://www.afmc-mil.wpafb.af.mil/HQ-AFMC/PK/pkp/afmc_ss_notifications.htm to provide notifications to AFMC and SAF/AQCK on all source selections in excess of $100M.