MP5301.603 Selection, Appointment, and Termination of Appointment of Contracting Officers

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Mandatory Procedure

MP5301.603
Selection, Appointment, and Termination of Appointment of Contracting Officers

[Revised October 3, 2017]

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1. Applicability. This MP must be used when:

2. Special Topics.

3. Selecting, Nominating, and Evaluating Individuals

4. Appointing Contracting Officers.

5. Documentation Maintenance. The FP must maintain a folder for each CO which includes the completed Contracting Officer Appointment/Warrant Eligibility Transfer/Termination Request template, documentation requirements of FAR 1.603-2 as supplemented, and a copy of the signed SF1402. A copy of the COT that was administered, as well as a copy of the Warrant board minutes, when a board is conducted, may be retained by the FP in a central location (filed by the date the COT was administered or board was conducted) or filed within the folder for each CO. Additionally, the FP must enter the most current SF1402 and up to three (3) past SF1402s into the AF Contracting Officer Warrant Tracking Tool. These records (hard copy and electronic) must be retained for all active appointments to facilitate warrant modifications no less than 12 months after warrant termination to facilitate eligibility transfers and reinstatements.

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 (or the CCO Appointment /Termination Request template, as applicable). A warrant must be terminated when the need for the warrant is no longer present or the conditions for the warrant no longer exist, always upon the departure of the CO from a MAJCOM/DRU. 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).

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