(Revised March 21, 2006)
(a) Implements Section 854 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108-375); and
(b) Prescribes policy for the acquisition of supplies and services through the use of contracts or orders issued by non-DoD agencies.
As used in this subpart—
“Assisted acquisition” means a contract awarded or a task or delivery order placed on behalf of DoD by a non-DoD agency.
“Direct acquisition” means a task or delivery order placed by a DoD official under a contract awarded by a non-DoD agency.
Departments and agencies shall establish and maintain procedures for reviewing and approving orders placed for supplies and services under non-DoD contracts, whether through direct acquisition or assisted acquisition, when the amount of the order exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold. These procedures shall include—
(a) Evaluating whether using a non-DoD contract for the acquisition is in the best interest of DoD. Factors to be considered include—
(1) Satisfying customer requirements;
(3) Cost effectiveness (taking into account discounts and fees); and
(4) Contract administration (including oversight);
(b) Determining that the tasks to be accomplished or supplies to be provided are within the scope of the contract to be used;
(c) Reviewing funding to ensure that it is used in accordance with appropriation limitations;
(d) Providing unique terms, conditions, and requirements to the assisting agency for incorporation into the order or contract as appropriate to comply with all applicable DoD-unique statutes, regulations, directives, and other requirements; and