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AFARS PART 5102



AFARS – PART 5102

Definitions of Words and Terms

(Revised 01 June 2018)

Subpart 5102.1 – Definitions

5102.101 Definitions.

“Army Acquisition Executive (AAE)” means the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), as designated by the Secretary of the Army.

“Chief of the contracting office” means the person having direct managerial responsibility for the operation of a contracting office as defined in FAR 2.1. A chief of the contracting office may also be the principal assistant responsible for contracting when so designated.

“Head of the agency” means the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) when executing authorities of the head of the agency for contracting procurement matters pursuant to laws and regulations, as designated by the Secretary of the Army.

“Head of the contracting activity” means the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement) for a contracting activity that does not have a head of the contracting activity specifically designated. This authority shall not be further delegated. See delegations in Appendix GG.

“Principal assistant responsible for contracting (PARC)” means the senior staff official for a contracting activity responsible for the performance of all delegable contracting functions delegated by the head of the contracting activity. (See 5101.693.)

“Senior Procurement Executive (SPE)” means the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), as designated by the Secretary of the Army.

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