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Attachment 5601-1
USSOCOM Review and Approval Levels
Current to SCN201811
Revised September 2018
Index

Attachment 5601-1.1a

REVIEW PACKAGE CONTENTS CHECKLIST*

Acquisition Plans
Acquisition planning documents based on complexity and dollar value
Market Research Report

Determination & Findings (D&F)
D&F
Local Legal Review
Statement of Work (SOW)/Performance Work Statement (PWS)/Statement of Objectives (SOO)
Funding Document(s), as applicable
Draft Letter Contract, as applicable

Justification and Approvals (J&A), Brand Name Justifications, Exception to Fair Opportunity (FOE):
Justification
Acquisition Plan
Market Research Report

Source Selection Plans
Source Selection Plan or Evaluation Plan
Applicable D&F’s

Requests for Proposals, Invitations for Bids, Request for Quotes
Solicitation
Requirements Package (SOW/PWS/SOO, CDRLs, DD254, etc.)
Acquisition Planning Documents or Brief (as applicable)
Local Legal Review

Competitive –
Evaluation Plan or Source Selection Plan
Additional documents as requested by DPAP for Phase 1 Peer Review

Non-Competitive –
J&A

Requests for Final Proposal Revisions (FPR)
(competitive only)
Evaluation Notices (ENs) and Contractor Responses
Draft Source Selection Evaluation Board (SSEB) Report
Draft FPR notice
Additional documents as requested by DPAP for Phase 2 Peer Review

Business Clearance
Access to file
Local Legal Review

Competitive – obtain approval to award without discussions or begin discussions
Request for Clearance
Initial SSEB report
Draft Competitive Range Determination

Non-Competitive – obtain approval prior to beginning negotiations
Pre-negotiation Business Clearance Memorandum

Contract Clearance
Approval of the negotiated business arrangement

Access to file – to include access to the contract writing system
Draft contract
Local Legal Review

Competitive
Request for Clearance
Final SSEB Report
Source Selection Advisory Council (SSAC) Report (if applicable)
Draft Decision Briefing
Draft Source Selection Decision Document (SSDD)
Additional documents as requested by DPAP for Phase 3 Peer Review
Non-Competitive
Post-negotiation Business Clearance Memorandum

Terminations
Termination Authority Form
Modification
Local Legal Review
Show Cause Letter

Ratifications

    D&F (including all documentation of unauthorized commitment)
    Local Legal Review

Ratification Checklist with associated documents

* Reference SOFARS 5604.803 Contents of Contract Files, DCG Part 4.1 Contents of Contract Files, and DCG Part 4.2 Contract Files Assurance and “Chain of Custody”. All documents listed above are to be included in the file prior to requesting review from SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB as required and applicable to the specific contracting action.

Attachment 5601-1.1b

NOTES – Applicable to ALL Offices

1

Acquisition planning is required for ALL acquisitions. Simplified acquisition planning can be used for acquisitions below DFARS thresholds for a written acquisition plan. See SOFARS 5607.104. Reference DCG Part 7 for various planning documents. As delineated in DFARS 207.103(g), the Program Manager, or other official responsible for the program, has overall responsibility for the acquisition planning. The PM shall prepare the acquisition planning documents with coordination from the KO.

AP Coordination – IAW FAR 7.104(c), acquisition plans proposing other than full and open competition shall be coordinated with the cognizant advocate for competition. IAW FAR 7.104(d)(1), acquisition plans exceeding $8M not entirely reserved or set-aside for small business require small business specialist coordination.

AP Approval - PEO/Director/O-6 or civilian equivalent are authorized to approve non-competitive acquisition plans.

2

Anytime the FAR/DFARS (see attached DoD listing) states a Determination is required, the determination is to be made in writing and placed in the contract file. The DoD listing provides examples. USSOCOM templates are to be used when available.

3

See SOFARS 5606.501 for AAC and PAAC designations. In the absence of the AAC, the HCA will assume the review/approval duties. In the absence of the PAAC, the AAC will assume the review/approval duties.

4

See SOFARS 5601.170 for local and DPAP peer review requirements and phases.

5

RFP Reviews apply to all contracting actions, including task orders and delivery orders, regardless of method (i.e. FAR Part 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, etc.).
Exception: Delivery or task orders issued from pre-priced IDIQ contracts with a defined delivery schedule.

6

Business Clearance Reviews apply to all contracting actions, including task orders and delivery orders, regardless of method (i.e. FAR Part 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, etc.).
Exception: Delivery or task orders issued from pre-priced IDIQ contracts with a defined delivery schedule.

7

Contract Clearance Reviews apply to all contracting actions, including task orders and delivery orders, regardless of method (i.e. FAR Part 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, etc.). Contract Clearance review may be waived by the Business Clearance Approval Authority. Details of the negotiation must be documented and included in the post-negotiation portion of the Business Clearance Memorandum in accordance with FAR 15.406-3.
Exception: Delivery or task orders issued from pre-priced IDIQ contracts with a defined delivery schedule.

8

Source Selection Plans – When the Reviewer is also the SSA, the SSP must be reviewed in accordance with SOFARS 5615.303(a)(2)(B).

9

Review and Approval Authorities are displayed as SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB. Submit packages for SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB review or approval through the cognizant program LNO. The LNO is authorized to approve actions estimated less than $50M when SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB is the approval authority.

10

All SIGREDUX Contracting Actions will be reviewed by KO, HCD/FCO, and Legal. This includes contract actions conducted under FAR 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source. Approval authority for SIGREDUX Ratifications and Terminations is done by the DoP. All other approvals will be by SOF AT&L-KX.

11

Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) is defined in FAR 2.101.

12

The HCD/FCO will coordinate all actions over $100M with the DoP/DDoP.

13

Agreements Officers (AO) are subject to the business clearance and contract clearance review and approval thresholds as stated with the exception of legal review. Legal review is required for all agreements regardless of dollar value.

Attachment 5601-1.2a

APPROVAL LEVELS OF AUTHORITY AND DOCUMENT REVIEW – November 2018

(unless further restricted by individual Contracting Officer warrant levels)

SOF AT&L-KH/KP/KW/KI/KR/KS, SOFSA and TAKO

ACTION

REVIEW

APPROVAL

1. Acquisition Plan (See Note 1 & Note 12)

Development:

   

Equal to or greater than $10M

HCD/FCO, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

     

Production:

   

Equal to or greater than $25M in any one year or equal to or greater than $50M for all years.

HCD/FCO, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

NOTE: For Services refer to 5601-1.2f Acquisition Strategy for Services

2. Type of Contract D&F

Single-Award Indefinite-Quantity Contracts greater than $112M

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & DOP

SPE

     

Award Fee Contracts

HCD/FCO, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

     

Incentive Fee Contracts

KO

HCD/FCO1

 

   

Personal Services Contract

HCD/FCO, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

 

   

Undefinitized Contractual Action (UCA)

HCD/FCO, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

 

   

Contracts or orders with T&M or LH CLINs (greater than $1M OR greater than 3 yrs)

HCD/FCO, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

     

Contracts or orders with T&M or LH CLINs (less than or equal to $1M AND less than or equal to 3 yrs)

KO

HCD/FCO2

3. Justification and Approvals (J&As), Brand Name Justifications, and Exception to Fair Opportunity

Equal to or less than $700,000

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $700,000, but less than or equal to $6.5M

Legal

PAAC

 

   

Greater than $6.5M, but less than or equal to $13.5M

HCD/FCO, Legal, & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

AAC

 

   

Greater than $13.5M, but less than or equal to $93M

Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & AAC

HCA

 

   

Greater than $93M

Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & AAC

SPE

4a. Requests for Proposals, Invitations for Bids, and Requests for Quotes

Equal to or less than $2M

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $2M, but less than $20M

Legal

KO

 

   

Equal to or greater than $20M, but less than $50M

Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

For competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $1B

HCD/FCO, Legal, SSAC-C (if applicable), & SSA

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

Equal to or greater than $1B

HCD/FCO, Legal, SSAC-C, SSA & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

For non-competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M

HCD/FCO & Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

4b. Requests for Final Proposals Revisions (Competitive - if applicable)

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $1B

HCD/FCO, Legal, SSAC-C (if applicable) & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

     

Equal to or greater than $1B

Legal, HCD/FCO, SSAC-C, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & DPAP

SSA

5. Business Clearance

Equal to or less than $2M

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $2M, but less than $20M

Legal

KO

 

   

Equal to or greater than $20M, but less than $50M

Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

For competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M

HCD/FCO & Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

For non-competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $500M

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

     

Equal to or greater than $500M

Legal, HCD/FCO, & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

6. Contract Clearance

Equal to or less than $2M

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $2M, but less than $20M

Legal

KO

 

   

Equal to or greater than $20M, but less than $50M

Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

For competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $1B

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

Equal to or greater than $1B

Legal, HCD/FCO, & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

For non-competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $500M

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

Equal to or greater than $500M

Legal, HCD/FCO, & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

7. Source Selection or Evaluation Plans

Equal to or less than $6.5M

KO

SSA

 

   

Greater than $6.5M

Legal

SSA

8. Post Award Peer Reviews (Required for Services Only-See SOFARS 5601.170)

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $1B

Legal, HCD/FCO & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

N/A

   

Equal to or greater than $1B

Legal, HCD/FCO, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & DPAP

N/A

9. Ratifications

Equal to or less than the SAT

Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

Greater than the SAT

HCD/FCO, Legal, & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

DOP

10. Terminations

Termination for Default/Cause

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

DOP

 

   

Termination for Convenience (equal to or less than $6.5M)

KO

HCD/FCO

 

   

Termination for Convenience (greater than $6.5M)

Legal

HCD/FCO

    1 When the HCD/FCO is also the KO, approval authority is one level above the contracting officer.
    2 When the HCD/FCO is also the KO, the approval authority will be the HCA.

 

Attachment 5601-1.2b

APPROVAL LEVELS OF AUTHORITY AND DOCUMENT REVIEW –November 2018

(unless further restricted by individual Contracting Officer warrant levels)

USASOC*, WARCOM, AID, & RDA

ACTION

REVIEW

APPROVAL

1. Acquisition Plan (See Note 1 & Note 12) 

Development:

   

Equal to or greater than $10M

HCD/FCO*, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

 

   

Production:

   

Equal to or greater than $25M in any one year or equal to or greater than $50M for all years.

HCD/FCO*, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

NOTE: For Services refer to 5601-1.2f Acquisition Strategy for Services

2. Type of Contract D&F

Single-Award Indefinite-Quantity Contracts greater than $112M

Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & DOP

SPE

     

Award Fee Contracts

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

     

Incentive Fee Contracts

KO

HCD/FCO1

     

Personal Services Contract

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

 

   

Undefinitized Contractual Action (UCA)

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

 

   

Contracts or orders with T&M or LH CLINs (greater than $1M OR greater than 3 yrs)

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

     

Contracts or orders with T&M or LH CLINs (less than or equal to $1M AND less than or equal to 3 yrs)

KO

HCD/FCO2

3. Justification and Approvals (J&As), Brand Name Justifications, and Exception to Fair Opportunity

Equal to or less than $700,000

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $700,000 but less than $6.5M

Legal

PAAC

 

   

Equal to or greater than $6.5M, but less than $13.5M

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & N01C/N01C-D**

AAC

 

   

Equal to or greater than $13.5M, but less than $93M

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, N01C/N01C-D,** & AAC

HCA

 

   

Equal to or greater than $93M

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, N01C/N01C-D,** AAC & DOP

SPE

4a. Requests for Proposals, Invitations for Bids, and Requests for Quotes

Equal to or less than $2M

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $2M, but less than $6.5M

Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

Equal to or greater than $6.5M, but less than $50M

Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

 

   

For competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $1B

HCD/FCO, Legal, SSAC-C (if applicable), & SSA

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

Equal to or greater than $1B

HCD/FCO, Legal, SSAC-C, SSA & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

For non-competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

4b. Requests for Final Proposals Revisions (Competitive - if applicable)

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $1B

HCD/FCO, Legal, SSAC-C (if applicable) & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

   

Equal to or greater than $1B

Legal, HCD/FCO, SSAC-C, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & DPAP

SSA

5. Business Clearance

Equal to or less than $2M

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $2M, but less than $6.5M

Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

Equal to or greater than $6.5M, but less than $50M

HCD/FCO & Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

     

For competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M

HCD/FCO & Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

For non-competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $500M

HCD/FCO & Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

     

Equal to or greater than $500M

HCD/FCO, Legal, & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

6. Contract Clearance

Equal to or less than $2M

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $2M, but less than $6.5M

KO

HCD/FCO

 

   

Equal to or greater than $6.5M, but less than $50M

HCD/FCO & Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

For competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $1B

HCD/FCO & Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

Equal to or greater than $1B

HCD/FCO, Legal, & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

For non-competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $500M

HCD/FCO & Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

Equal to or greater than $500M

HCD/FCO, Legal, & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

7. Source Selection or Evaluation Plans

Less than $6.5M

KO

SSA

 

   

Equal to or greater than $6.5M

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & Legal

SSA

8. Post Award Peer Reviews (Required for Services Only-See SOFARS 5601.170)

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $1B

Legal, HCD/FCO & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

N/A

   

Equal to or greater than $1B

Legal, HCD/FCO, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB & DPAP

N/A

9. Ratifications

Equal to or less than the SAT

KO & Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

Greater than the SAT

HCD/FCO, Legal, & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

DOP

10. Terminations

Termination for Default

Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

 

   

Termination for Convenience (equal to or less than the SAT)

KO

HCD/FCO

 

   

Termination for Convenience (greater than the SAT)

Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

    * USASOC Only – The FCO is the approval authority for actions greater than $2M, but less than $10M for RFPs, Business Clearance, and Contract Clearance.
    **WARCOM Only – The review by the N01C/N01C-D, required in Section 3, is only for WARCOM actions. It is not applicable to the other offices listed in Attachment 5601-1.2b.
    1 When the HCD/FCO is also the KO, approval authority is one level above the contracting officer.
    2 When the HCD/FCO is also the KO, the approval authority will be the HCA.

Attachment 5601-1.2c

APPROVAL LEVELS OF AUTHORITY AND DOCUMENT REVIEW – September 2018

(unless further restricted by individual Contracting Officer warrant levels)

MARSOC, RCO-Joint, RCO-Pope, RCO- Pope 2, RCO-Bragg, & NSWDG

ACTION

REVIEW

APPROVAL

1. Acquisition Plan (See Note 1 & Note 12)

Development:

   

Equal to or greater than $10M

HCD/FCO*, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

 

   

Production:

   

Equal to or greater than $25M in any one year or equal to or greater than $50M for all years.

HCD/FCO*, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

NOTE: For Services refer to 5601-1.2f Acquisition Strategy for Services

2. Type of Contract D&F

Single-Award Indefinite-Quantity Contracts greater than $112M

Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & DOP

SPE

     

Award Fee Contracts

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

     

Incentive Fee Contracts

KO

HCD/FCO1

 

   

Personal Services Contract

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

 

   

Undefinitized Contractual Action (UCA)

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

     

Contracts or orders with T&M or LH CLINs (greater than $1M OR greater than 3 yrs)

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

     

Contracts or orders with T&M or LH CLINs (less than or equal to $1M AND less than or equal to 3 yrs)

KO

HCD/FCO2

3. Justification and Approvals (J&As), Brand Name Justifications, and Exception to Fair Opportunity

Equal to or less than $150,000

KO

KO

     

Greater than $150,000 but less than $700,000

Legal

PAAC

     

Equal to or greater than $700,000 but less than $13.5M

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & N01C/N01C-D*

AAC

     

Equal to or greater than $13.5M, but less than $93M

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, N01C/N01C-D,* & AAC

HCA

 

   

Equal to or greater than $93M

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, N01C/N01C-D,* AAC, & DOP

SPE

4. Requests for Proposals, Invitations for Bids, and Requests for Quotes

Equal to or less than SAT

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than SAT but less than $750,000

KO

HCD/FCO

     

Equal to or greater than $750,000 but less than $1M

Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

Equal to or greater than $1M

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

5. Business Clearance

Equal to or less than SAT

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than SAT but less than $750,000

KO

HCD/FCO

     

Equal to or greater than $750,000 but less than $1M

Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

Equal to or greater than $1M

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

6. Contract Clearance

Equal to or less than SAT

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than SAT but less than $750,000

KO

HCD/FCO

     

Equal to or greater than $750,000 but less than $1M

Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

Equal to or greater than $1M

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

7. Source Selection or Evaluation Plans

Equal to or less than $1M

HCD/FCO

SSA

 

   

Greater than $1M

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

8. Ratifications

Equal to or less than $25,000

KO & Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

Greater than $25,000

Legal, HCD/FCO & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

DOP

9. Terminations

Termination for Default

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

 

   

Termination for Convenience (equal to or less than the SAT)

KO

HCD/FCO

 

   

Termination for Convenience (greater than the SAT)

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

    * NSWDG Only – The review by the N01C/N01C-D, required in Section 3, is only for NSWDG actions. It is not applicable to the other offices listed in Attachment 5601-1.2c.
    1 When the HCD/FCO is also the KO, approval authority is one level above the contracting officer.
    2 When the HCD/FCO is also the KO, the approval authority will be the HCA.

     
     

Attachment 5601-1.2d

APPROVAL LEVELS OF AUTHORITY AND DOCUMENT REVIEW – November 2018

(unless further restricted by individual Contracting Officer warrant levels)

SP-1 & SP-2

ACTION

REVIEW

APPROVAL

1. Acquisition Plan (See Note 1 & Note 12) 

Development:

   

Equal to or greater than $10M

HCD/FCO*, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

 

   

Production:

   

Equal to or greater than $25M in any one year or equal to or greater than $50M for all years.

HCD/FCO*, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

NOTE: For Services refer to 5601-1.2f Acquisition Strategy for Services

2. D&F

Single-Award Indefinite-Quantity Contracts greater than $112M

Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & DOP

SPE

     

Award Fee Contracts

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

     

Incentive Fee Contracts

KO

HCD/FCO1

     

Personal Services Contract

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

 

   

Undefinitized Contractual Action (UCA)

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

 

   

Contracts or orders with T&M or LH CLINs (greater than $1M OR greater than 3 yrs)

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

     

Contracts or orders with T&M or LH CLINs (less than or equal to $1M AND less than or equal to 3 yrs)

KO

HCD/FCO2

3. Justification and Approvals (J&As), Brand Name Justifications, and Exception to Fair Opportunity

Equal to or less than $150,000

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $150,000 but less than $1M

KO, Legal

PAAC

 

   

Equal to or greater than $1M, but less than $13.5M

Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

AAC

 

   

Equal to or greater than $13.5M, but less than $93M

Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & AAC

HCA

 

   

Equal to or greater than $93M

Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & AAC

SPE

4a. Requests for Proposals, Invitations for Bids, and Requests for Quotes

Equal to or less than $750,000 ($1M for task orders)

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $750,000 but less than $1M ($1M for task orders)

Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

Equal to or greater than $1M, but less than $50M

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

     

For competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $1B

HCD/FCO, Legal, SSAC-C (if applicable), & SSA

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

Equal to or greater than $1B

HCD/FCO, Legal, SSAC-C, SSA & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

For non-competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

4b. Requests for Final Proposals Revisions (Competitive - if applicable)

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $1B

HCD/FCO, Legal, SSAC-C (if applicable) & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

   

Equal to or greater than $1B

Legal, HCD/FCO, SSAC-C, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & DPAP

SSA

5. Business Clearance

Equal to or less than $750,000 ($1M for task or delivery orders)

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $750,000 but less than $1M ($1M for task or delivery orders)

KO

HCD/FCO

 

   

Equal to or greater than $1M, but less than $50M

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

     

For competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

For non-competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $500M

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

     

Equal to or greater than $500M

Legal, HCD/FCO, & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

6. Contract Clearance

Equal to or less than $750,000 ($1M for task or delivery orders)

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $750,000 but less than $1M ($1M for task or delivery orders)

KO

HCD/FCO

 

   

Equal to or greater than $1M, but less than $50M

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

     

For competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $1B

HCD/FCO & Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

Equal to or greater than $1B

HCD/FCO, Legal, & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

For non-competitive –

   

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $500M

HCD/FCO & Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

Equal to or greater than $500M

HCD/FCO, Legal, & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

7. Source Selection or Evaluation Plans

Equal to or less than $1M

KO

SSA

 

   

Greater than $1M

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, Legal

SSA

8. Post Award Peer Reviews (Required for Services Only-See SOFARS 5601.170)

Equal to or greater than $50M, but less than $1B

HCD/FCO & Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

   

Equal to or greater than $1B

Legal, HCD/FCO, & DPAP

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

9. Ratifications

Equal to or less than $25,000

KO & Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

Greater than $25,000

Legal, HCD/FCO & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

DOP

10. Terminations

Termination for Default

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

 

   

Termination for Convenience (equal to or less than the SAT)

KO

HCD/FCO

 

   

Termination for Convenience (greater than the SAT)

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

    1 When the HCD/FCO is also the KO, approval authority is one level above the contracting officer.
    2 When the HCD/FCO is also the KO, the approval authority will be the HCA.

Attachment 5601-1.2e

APPROVAL LEVELS OF AUTHORITY AND DOCUMENT REVIEW – September 2018

(unless further restricted by individual Contracting Officer warrant levels)

TSOCs, Contingency Operations, & 24th SOW

ACTION

REVIEW

APPROVAL

1. Acquisition Plan (See Note 1 & Note 12) 

Development

   

Equal to or greater than $10M

HCD/FCO*, Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

     

Production:

   

Equal to or greater than $25M in any one year or Equal to or greater than $50M for all years.

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

NOTE: For Services refer to 5601-1.2f Acquisition Strategy for Services

2. Type of Contract (D&F):

Single-Award Indefinite-Quantity Contracts greater than $112M

Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & DOP

SPE

     

Award Fee Contracts

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

     

Incentive Fee Contracts

KO

HCD/FCO1

 

   

Personal Services Contract

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

 

   

Undefinitized Contractual Action (UCA)

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

     

Contracts or orders with T&M or LH CLINs (greater than $1M OR greater than 3 yrs)

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

HCA

     

Contracts or orders with T&M or LH CLINs (less than or equal to $1M AND less than or equal to 3 yrs)

KO

HCD/FCO2

3. Justification and Approvals (J&As), Brand Name Justifications, and Exception to Fair Opportunity:

Equal to or less than $250,000

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $250,000, but less than $700,000

Legal

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

 

   

Equal to or greater than $700,000, but less than $13.5M

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

AAC

 

   

Equal to or greater than $13.5M, but less than $93M

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & AAC

HCA/DOP

 

   

Equal to or greater than $93M

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, AAC, & DOP

SPE

4. Requests for Proposals, Invitations for Bids, and Requests for Quotes

Equal to or less than $250,000

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $250,000

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

5. Business Clearance

Equal to or less than $250,000

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $250,000

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

6. Contract Clearance

Equal to or less than $250,000

KO

KO

 

   

Greater than $250,000

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

7. Source Selection or Evaluation Plans

Equal to or less than $250,000

HCD/FCO

SSA

     

Greater than $250,000

Legal & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSA

8. Ratifications

Equal to or less than $10,000

KO & Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

Greater than $10,000

Legal, HCD/FCO & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

DOP

9. Terminations

Termination for Default

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

 

   

Termination for Convenience (equal to or less than the SAT)

KO & Legal

HCD/FCO

 

   

Termination for Convenience (greater than the SAT)

Legal & HCD/FCO

SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

    1 When the HCD/FCO is also the KO, approval authority is one level above the contracting officer.
    2 When the HCD/FCO is also the KO, the approval authority will be the HCA.

Attachment 5601-1.2f

ACQUISITION STRATEGY FOR SERVICE – September 2018
All Offices

1) IAW DoDI 5000.74 the decision authority or designee listed below will be responsible for the review and approval of the acquisition strategy. The Senior Service Manager (SSM) is PEO-SV. PEO or DPEO for service acquisitions assigned to a respective PEO, may approve acquisition strategies.
2) For TAKO, the approval authority is AMCOM Director, Special Programs (Aviation). For acquisitions exceeding $85.5M that are not performance-based, see SOFARS 5637.170-2.
3) For those acquisitions that require a formal written acquisition plan as delineated in DFARS 207.103, a separate acquisition plan is not required if the acquisition strategy includes the contents of written acquisition plans (FAR 7.105 and PGI 207.105), as applicable.

S-CAT

REVIEW

APPROVAL

S-CAT V

Acquisitions of services with an estimated total value of the SAT or more, but less than $10M

KO

The SSM has delegated approval to the component level. See SOFARS 5637.102.

S-CAT IV

Acquisitions of services with an estimated total value of $10M or more, but less than $100M

HCD/FCO, Legal, & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSM

S-CAT III

Acquisitions of services with an estimated total value of $100M or more, but less than $250M

HCD/FCO, Legal, & SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB

SSM

S-CAT II

Acquisitions of services with an estimated total value of $250M or more, but less than $1B

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & SSM

Acquisition Executive

Special Interest

As designated by the USD(AT&L)

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & SSM

USD(AT&L)

S-CAT I

Any acquisition of services with an estimated total value of $1B or more than $300M in any one year

HCD/FCO, Legal, SOF AT&L-KM/KX/KB, & SSM

USD(AT&L)

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