(Revised December 13, 2000)
††††† (b)† Authority under FAR Subpart 50.4 to approve actions obligating $50,000 or less may not be delegated below the level of the head of the contracting activity.
††††† (d)† In accordance with the acquisition authority of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) under 10 U.S.C. 133, in addition to the Secretary of Defense and the Secretaries of the military departments, the USD(AT&L) may exercise authority to indemnify against unusually hazardous or nuclear risks.
††††† (a)† Military Departments.† The Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force will specify delegations and levels of authority for actions under the Act and the Executive Order in departmental supplements.
††††† (b)† Defense Agencies.† Subject to the restrictions on delegations of authority in 250.201(b) and FAR 50.201, the directors of the defense agencies may exercise and redelegate the authority contained in the Act and the Executive Order.† The agency supplements shall specify the delegations and levels of authority.
††††††††††††† (1)† Requests to obligate the Government in excess of $50,000 must be submitted to the USD(AT&L) for approval.
††††††††††††† (2)† Requests for indemnification against unusually hazardous or nuclear risks must be submitted to the USD(AT&L) for approval before using the indemnification clause at FAR 52.250-1, Indemnification Under Public Law 85-804.
††††† (c)† Approvals.† The Secretary of the military department or the agency director must approve any delegations in writing.
250.202† Contract adjustment boards.
The Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force each have a contract adjustment board.† The board consists of a Chair and not less than two nor more than six other members, one of whom may be designated the Vice-Chair.† A majority constitutes a quorum for any purpose and the concurring vote of a majority of the total board membership constitutes an action of the board.† Alternates may be appointed to act in the absence of any member.