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SUBPART 217.78--contracts or delivery orders issued by a Non-dod agency

(Revised July 15, 2009)

 

 



 217.7800 Scope of subpart.
 217.7801 Definitions.
 217.7802 Policy.


217.7800  Scope of subpart.

This subpart—

 

      (a)  Implements Section 854 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108-375) and Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Pub. L. 110-181); and

 

      (b)  Prescribes policy for the acquisition of supplies and services through the use of contracts or orders issued by non-DoD agencies.

 

217.7801  Definitions.

As used in this subpart—

 

“Acquisition official” means—

 

      (1)  A DoD contracting officer; or

 

      (2)  Any other DoD official authorized to approve a direct acquisition or an assisted acquisition on behalf of DoD.

 

“Assisted acquisition” means the type of interagency contracting through which acquisition officials of a non-DoD agency award a contract or a task or delivery order for the acquisition of supplies or services on behalf of DoD.

 

“Direct acquisition” means the type of interagency contracting through which DoD orders a supply or service from a Governmentwide acquisition contract maintained by a non-DoD agency.

 

“Non-DoD agency” means any department or agency of the Federal Government other than DoD.

 

217.7802  Policy.

 

      (a)  A DoD acquisition official may place an order, make a purchase, or otherwise acquire supplies or services for DoD in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold through a non-DoD agency in any fiscal year only if the head of the non-DoD agency has certified that the non-DoD agency will comply with defense procurement requirements for the fiscal year. 

 

              (1)  This limitation shall not apply to the acquisition of supplies and services during any fiscal year for which there is in effect a written determination of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, that it is necessary in the interest of DoD to acquire supplies and services through the non-DoD agency during the fiscal year.  A written determination with respect to a non-DoD agency shall apply to any category of acquisitions through the non-DoD agency that is specified in the determination. 

 

              (2)  Non-DoD agency certifications and additional information are available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/cpic/cp/interagency_acquisition.html.

 

      (b)  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—

 

              (1)  Evaluating whether using a non-DoD contract for the acquisition is in the best interest of DoD.  Factors to be considered include—

 

                    (i)  Satisfying customer requirements;

 

                    (ii)  Schedule;

 

                    (iii)  Cost effectiveness (taking into account discounts and fees); and

 

                    (iv)  Contract administration (including oversight);

 

              (2)  Determining that the tasks to be accomplished or supplies to be provided are within the scope of the contract to be used;

 

              (3)  Reviewing funding to ensure that it is used in accordance with appropriation limitations;

 

              (4)  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

 

              (5)  Collecting and reporting data on the use of assisted acquisition for analysis.  Follow the reporting requirements in Subpart 204.6.

 


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