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TRANSFARS PART 5501



TRANSFARS PART 5501
THE FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION SYSTEM

SUBPART 5501.1 – PURPOSE, AUTHORITY, ISSUANCE

5501.101 Purpose.
The United States Transportation Command Acquisition Regulation Supplement (TRANSFARS) provides command acquisition policies and procedures and supplements the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and DOD FAR Supplement (DFARS).
5501.103 Authority.
The TRANSFARS applies to all USTRANSCOM contracting officers that receive contracting authority from USTRANSCOM, Director of Acquisition (TCAQ).

SUBPART 5501.2 – ADMINISTRATION


5501.201-1 The Two Councils.
(d) The TRANSFARS is prepared and maintained by the Business Support/Policy Division (TCAQ-P).
(i) Proposed revisions to the FAR, DFARS, or TRANSFARS shall be submitted in accordance with DFARS 201.201-1(d)(i).

SUBPART 5501.3 – AGENCY ACQUISITION REGULATIONS

5501.301 -- Policy.
(a)(2) TCAQ maintains operating instructions that further explain policies and procedures for subject matters that are internal to the agency and do not have a significant impact on contractors or offerors. These instructions will be kept to a minimum and are approved by TCAQ.
5501.303 Publication and codification.
(a)
(i) United States Transportation Command is assigned Chapter 55 of Title 48 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
5501.304 -- Agency control and compliance procedures.
(4)
(a) As used in this section, the term clause includes provisions and means a term or condition of the type set forth in FAR Part 52, DFARS Part 252, and TRANSFARS 5552.
(b) Requests for clauses shall be submitted in writing to TCAQ-P and include a copy of the clause(s), and sufficient justification as to why the clause is needed in accordance with DFARS 201.201-1(d)(i). The Head of the Contracting Activity is the approval authority for local clauses.
(c) TCAQ-P shall conduct an annual review of all TRANSFARS clauses in use. Reviews may recommend retention, deletion or modification of the existing clauses.
(d) USTRANSCOM Point of Contact (POC):
United States Transportation Command
Chief, Business Support/Policy Division
508 Scott Drive
Scott AFB IL 62225-5357
transcom.scott.tcaq.mbx.p-division@mail.mil
(5) Changes, and revisions to the TRANSFARS, policy letters, and operating instructions shall be distributed to Directorate of Acquisition divisions electronically and posted to the shared drive.
(6) All documents relating to procurement matters that require review, coordination, and/or approval by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) must be sent through TCAQ-P and be endorsed in writing by the Director of Acquisition. Document packages will clearly show all reviews and coordination that the action has received at the division and lower-levels, to include legal counsel review.

SUBPART 5501.4 – DEVIATIONS FROM THE FAR

5501.402 Policy.
(2)
(i) The Director of Acquisition (TCAQ) is the approval authority within USTRANSCOM for FAR and DFARS individual deviations except for the individual or class deviations at DFARS 201.402(1).
(ii) TCAQ shall approve deviations to TRANSFARS.
5501.403 Individual Deviations.
(1) See approval requirements in 5501.304(4).

SUBPART 5501.6 – CAREER DEVELOPMENT, CONTRACTING AUTHORITY, AND RESPONSIBILITIES

5501.602 Contracting Officers


5501.602-2 Responsibilities


5501.602-2-1 Appointment of Ordering Officers (OOs)/Field Ordering Officers (FOOs)

(a) Authority. USTRANSCOM Contracting Officers are authorized to appoint qualified Ordering Officers/Field Ordering Officers when they are essential for the operation of a USTRANSCOM/TCAQ contract or component mission. The USTRANSCOM Contracting Officer may document exceptions to OO/FOO appointments based on the contract. See TRANSFARS 5553.90 for sample nomination and appointment letters. The OO’s/FOO’s authority may not be re-delegated and is primarily for the following purposes:

(1) Ordering Officers (OOs): To place orders against indefinite delivery contracts awarded by or administered by USTRANSCOM/TCAQ, provided all orders are placed within the contract terms/conditions and monetary limitations specified in the contract.
(2) Field Ordering Officers (FOOs): To make micro-purchases of less than $10,000 per purchase using Purchase Order-Invoice-Voucher procedures (see FAR 13.306, DFARS 213.306) in support of SDDC Rapid Port Opening exercises and operations.

(b) Definitions

(1) Ordering Officer (OO). An individual authorized by a USTRANSCOM Contracting Officer to place orders against indefinite delivery contracts for transportation or transportation-related service contracts awarded by USTRANSCOM.
(2) Field Ordering Officer (FOO). An individual authorized by a USTRANSCOM Contracting Officer to execute micro-purchases using Purchase Order-Invoice-Voucher procedures.

(c) Procedures

(1) Appointing Authority. The USTRANSCOM Contracting Officer shall:

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