PART 2 -- DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS
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SUBPART 2.1 — DEFINITIONS
2.000 Scope of part.
This part defines words and terms used throughout the DARS. Some definitions are located in the affected DARS. For example, see DARS Part 7 for acquisition terms used concerning acquisition planning.
Acquisition. Acquisition used in this supplement has the same meaning as stated in FAR 2.101. Acquisition begins at the point when agency needs are established and ends with contract closeout.
Agency. This term means DISA.
Agency Head. Agency Head means the Vice Director, DISA, except where law or regulations specify the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Technology) or Director of Defense Procurement.
Chief of the Contracting Office (COCO). COCO means the individual(s) responsible for managing the contracting branch(es) within a DITCO or DITCO Component. The COCO serves as a business advisor to the HCA and HCO, and provides oversight, guidance and management of the entire contracting process to all branches within a DITCO or DITCO Component.
Contracting Activity. This term refers to DISA’s contracting organization, the Defense
Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO).
Contracting Office. This term refers to contracting offices within DITCO (i.e., DITCO-Scott Telecommunications Contracting Division (PL82), DITCO-Scott Information Technology Contracting Division (PL83), DITCO-Pacific (PAC), DITCO-Europe (EUR) and the DITCO- National Capital Region (NCR)). Go to http://www.ditco.disa.mil/hq/default.asp descriptions of DISA's contracting offices.
Contract value. For indefinite term telecommunications services contracts (i.e., month-to- month) contract value is the total non-recurring charge (NRC), plus the monthly recurring charge (MRC) times the estimated service life (in months). For definite term contracts, contract value is the total estimated or actual value of the contract. Options shall be included in calculating total contract value. DISA fee is not included in the contract value calculation.
Purchase Request (PR). The authority to obtain supplies/services on behalf of the requirements office.
Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA). Director for Procurement/Chief, Defense
Information Technology Contracting Organization (PL/DITCO).
NOTE: In the HCA’s absence or upon the vacancy of the HCA position, the Vice Director for Procurement (PSD) will perform the functions of the HCA, DISA. In the absence or vacancy of the PSD Vice Director, the PSD Deputy Director will perform the functions of the HCA, DISA. In the absence or vacancy of the PSD Deputy Director, the Agency Competition Advocate will perform the functions of the HCA, DISA. The PSD Deputy Director and the Competition Advocate are authorized to perform only those HCA functions that they are eligible to perform by law or regulation. The Senior Procurement Executive will perform any HCA functions that the PSD Vice Director, PSD Deputy Director, or Agency Competition Advocate is not able by law or regulation to perform.
Head of the Contracting Office (HCO). The PSD Deputy Director is the HCO for the contracting field offices at DITCO-Europe (PL5), DITCO-NCR (PL6), and DITCO-Pacific (PL7) and the Chief of the DITCO-Scott Field Site is the HCO for the DITCO-Scott Telecommunications Contracting Division (PL82) and DITCO-Scott Information Technology Contracting Division (PL83). The HCO has direct managerial responsibility for the assigned COCOs. The HCO will typically approve actions that exceed the COCO’s authority and will
review contractual actions to ensure statutory, regulatory, and procedural compliance. The HCO
additional key responsibilities include:
• Knowing the mission
• Tying effects of the contracts to the mission
• Engage mission partners
• Set priorities for requirements (per internal and external mission partners)
• Educating mission partners
• Providing overall leadership and guidance
• Principle Advisor to HCA
Requirements Office. This term is synonymous with DISA requirements codes (e.g., GE, GS, SPI, NCES, Telecommunications Certification Office, etc.).
Senior Procurement Executive (SPE). The DISA Senior Procurement Executive (SPE) is the
Vice Director, DISA.