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SUBPART 204.70--UNIFORM PROCUREMENT INSTRUMENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS

(Revised March 11, 2014)

 

 



 204.7000 Scope.
 204.7001 Policy.
 204.7002 Procedures.
 204.7003 Basic PII number.
 204.7004 Supplementary PII numbers.
 204.7005 Assignment of order codes.
 204.7006 Cross reference to Federal Procurement Data System.
 204.7007 Order of application for modifications.


204.7000  Scope.

This subpart—

 

      (a)  Prescribes policies and procedures for assigning numbers to all solicitations, contracts, and related instruments; and

 

      (b)  Does not apply to solicitations or orders for communication service authorizations issued by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization of the Defense Information Systems Agency in accordance with 239.7407-2.

 

204.7001  Policy.

 

      (a)  Use the uniform procurement instrument identification (PII) numbering system prescribed by this subpart for the solicitation/contract instruments described in 204.7003 and 204.7004.

 

      (b)  Retain the basic PII number unchanged for the life of the instrument unless the conditions in paragraph (c) of this section exist.

 

      (c)(1)  If continued performance under a contract number is not possible or is not in the Government’s best interest solely for administrative reasons (e.g., when the supplementary PII serial numbering system is exhausted or for lengthy major systems contracts with multiple options), the contracting officer may assign an additional PII number by issuing a separate continued contract to permit continued contract performance. 

 

              (2)  A continued contract—

 

                    (i)  Does not constitute a new procurement;

 

                    (ii)  Incorporates all prices, terms, and conditions of the predecessor contract effective at the time of issuance of the continued contract;

 

                    (iii)  Operates as a separate contract independent of the predecessor contract once issued; and

 

                    (iv)  Shall not evade competition, expand the scope of work, or extend the period of performance beyond that of the predecessor contract.

 

              (3)  When issuing a continued contract, the contracting officer shall—

 

                    (i)  Issue an administrative modification to the predecessor contract to clearly state that—

 

                            (A)  Any future awards provided for under the terms of the predecessor contract (e.g., issuance of orders or exercise of options) will be accomplished under the continued contract; and

 

                            (B)  Supplies and services already acquired under the predecessor contract shall remain solely under that contract for purposes of Government inspection, acceptance, payment, and closeout; and

 

                    (ii)  Follow the procedures at PGI 204.7001(c) (DFARS/PGI view).

 

204.7002  Procedures.

 

      (a)  In assigning PII numbers—

 

              (1)  Use only the alpha-numeric characters, as prescribed in this subpart; and

 

              (2)  Do not use the letter “I” or “O”.

 

      (b)  If department/agency procedures require other identification on the solicitation, contract, or other related instrument forms, enter it in such a location so as to separate it clearly from the PII number.

 

      (c)  Enter the basic PII number, including Federal supply contract numbers and any supplementary numbers, in the spaces provided on the solicitation, contract, or related instrument forms.  Separate the major elements by dashes, e.g., N00023-90-D-0009 (not necessary in electronic transmission).  If there is no space provided on the form, enter the number in the upper right corner of the form and identify what it is (e.g., Supplementary Number N00023-90-F-0120).

 

204.7003  Basic PII number.

 

      (a)  Elements of a number.  The number consists of 13 alpha-numeric characters grouped to convey certain information.

 

              (1)  Positions 1 through 6.  The first six positions identify the department/agency and office issuing the instrument.  Use the DoD Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) assigned to the issuing office.  DoDAACs can be found at https://www2.transactionservices.dla.mil/edaasinq/.

 

              (2)  Positions 7 through 8.  The seventh and eighth positions are the last two digits of the fiscal year in which the procurement instrument is issued or awarded.

 

              (3)  Position 9.  Indicate the type of instrument by entering one of the following upper case letters in position nine—

 

(i)

Blanket purchase agreements

A

 

 

 

(ii)

Invitations for bids

B

 

 

 

(iii)

Contracts of all types except indefinite-delivery contracts, sales contracts, and short form research contracts. Do not use this code for contracts or agreements with provisions for orders or calls.

C

 

 

 

(iv)

Indefinite delivery contracts

D

 

 

 

(v)

Reserved

E

 

 

 

(vi)

Calls against blanket purchase agreements and orders under contracts (including Federal Supply Schedules, Governmentwide acquisition contracts, and multi-agency contracts) and basic ordering agreements issued by departments or agencies outside DoD. Do not use the ‘F’ designation on DoD-issued purchase orders, contracts, agreements, or orders placed under DoD-issued contracts or agreements.

F

 

 

 

(vii)

Basic ordering agreements

G

 

 

 

(viii)

Agreements, including basic agreements and loan agreements, but excluding blanket purchase agreements, basic ordering agreements, and leases. Do not use this code for contracts or agreements with provisions for orders or calls.

H

 

 

 

(ix)

Do not use

I

 

 

 

(x)

Reserved

J

 

 

 

(xi)

Short form research contract

K

 

 

 

(xii)

Lease agreement

L

 

 

 

(xiii)

Purchase orders--manual (assign W when numbering capacity of M is exhausted during the fiscal year)

M

 

 

 

(xiv)

Notice of intent to purchase

N

 

 

 

(xv)

Do not use

O

 

 

 

(xvi)

Purchase order--automated (assign V when numbering capacity of P is exhausted during a fiscal year)

P

 

 

 

(xvii)

Request for quotation--manual

Q

 

 

 

(xviii)

Request for proposal

R

 

 

 

(xix)

Sales contract

S

 

 

 

(xx)

Request for quotation--automated (assign U when numbering capacity of T is exhausted during a fiscal year)

T

 

 

 

(xxi)

See T

U

 

 

 

(xxii)

See P

V

 

 

 

(xxiii)

See M

W

 

 

 

(xxiv)

Reserved for departmental use

X

 

 

 

(xxv)

Imprest fund

Y

 

 

 

(xxvi)

Reserved for departmental use

Z

 

              (4)  Position 10 through 13.  Enter the serial number of the instrument in these positions.  A separate series of serial numbers may be used for any type of instrument listed in paragraph (a)(3) of this section.  Activities shall assign such series of PII numbers sequentially.  An activity may reserve blocks of numbers or alpha-numeric numbers for use by its various components.

 

      (b)  Illustration of PII number.  The following illustrates a properly configured PII number—

 

Position

Contents

N00062

 

09

 

C

 

0001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-6

Identification of department/agency office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-8

Last two digits of the fiscal year in which the procurement instrument is issued or awarded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Type of instrument

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-13

Four position serial number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

204.7004  Supplementary PII numbers.

 

      (a)  Uses of the supplementary number.  Use supplementary numbers with the basic PII number, to identify—

 

              (1)  Amendments to solicitations;

 

              (2)  Modifications to contracts and agreements, including provisioned item orders; and

 

              (3)  Calls or orders under contracts, basic ordering agreements, or blanket purchase agreements, issued by the contracting office or by a DoD activity other than the contracting office, including DoD orders against Federal supply schedules.

 

      (b)  Amendments to solicitations.  Number amendments to solicitations sequentially using a four position numeric serial number added to the basic PII number and beginning with 0001, e.g., N00062-91-R-1234-0001.

 

      (c)  Modifications to contracts and agreements.

 

              (1)  Number modifications to contracts and agreements using a six position alpha-numeric added to the basic PII number.

 

              (2)  Position 1.  Identify the office issuing the modification—

 

(i)

Contract administration office

A

 

 

 

(ii)

Contracting office

P

 

              (3)  Positions 2 through 3.  These are the first two digits in a serial number.  They may be either alpha or numeric.  Use the letters K, L, M, N, P, Q, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, or Z only in the second position and only in the following circumstances—

 

                    (i)  Use K, L, M, N, P, and Q in the second position only if the modification is issued by the Air Force and is a provisioned item order.

 

                    (ii)  Use S, and only S, in the second position to identify modifications issued to provide initial or amended shipping instructions when—

 

                            (A)  The contract has either FOB origin or destination delivery terms; and

 

                            (B)  The price changes.

 

                    (iii)  Use T, U, V, W, X, or Y, and only those characters, in the second position to identify modifications issued to provide initial or amended shipping instructions when—

 

                            (A)  The contract has FOB origin delivery terms; and

 

                            (B)  The price does not change.

 

                    (iv)  Only use Z in the second position to identify a modification which definitizes a letter contract. 

 

              (4)  Positions 4 through 6.  These positions are always numeric.  Use a separate series of serial numbers for each type of modification listed in paragraph (c)(3) of this section.  Examples of proper numbering for positions 2-6 (the first position will be either “A” or “P”) are as follows:

 

 

Normal Modification

Provisioned Items Order (Reserved for exclusive use by the Air Force only)

 

 

Shipping Instructions

 

00001 99999

 

then

 

A0001 A9999

 

 

K0001

 

KA001

 

L0001

 

 

K9999

 

KZ999

 

L9999

 

 

S0001

 

SA001

 

T0001

 

 

S9999

 

SZ999

 

T9999

 

B0001 B9999

 

and so on to

 

H0001 H9999

 

then

 

J0001 J9999

 

then

 

R0001 — R9999

 

then

 

AA001 — HZ999

 

then

 

JA001 — JZ999

 

RA001 — RZ999

 

 

LA001

 

M0001

 

MA001

 

N0001

 

NA001

 

P0001

 

PA001

 

Q0001

 

QA001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LZ999

 

M9999

 

MZ999

 

N9999

 

NZ999

 

P9999

 

PZ999

 

Q9999

 

QZ999

 

TA001

 

U0001

 

UA001

 

V0001

 

VA001

 

W0001

 

WA001

 

X0001

 

XA001

 

 

 

Y0001

 

YA001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TZ999

 

U9999

 

UZ999

 

V9999

 

VZ999

 

W9999

 

WZ999

 

X9999

 

XZ999

 

 

 

Y9999

 

YZ999

 

 

              (5)  If the contract administration office is changing the contract administration or disbursement office for the first time and is using computer generated modifications to notify many offices, it uses the six position supplementary number ARZ999.  If either office has to be changed again during the life of the contract, the supplementary number will be ARZ998, and on down as needed.

 

              (6)  Each office authorized to issue modifications shall assign the supplementary identification numbers in sequence.  Do not assign the numbers until it has been determined that a modification is to be issued.

 

      (d)  Delivery orders under indefinite delivery contracts, orders under basic ordering agreements, and calls under blanket purchase agreements.

 

              (1)  Calls or orders issued by the office issuing the contract or agreement.  Use a four position alpha-numeric call or order serial number added to the basic PII number.  These shall be identified by using serial numbers beginning 0001 through 9999.  When the numeric identifiers run out, use alpha characters in the third and fourth positions.  Never use alpha characters in the first and second positions.

 

              (2)  Orders placed against another activity's contract or agreement.

 

                    (i)  If the office placing the order or call is different from the office identified in the basic PII number, assign a serial number to the order or call.  The first and second positions contain the call/order code assigned to the ordering office in accordance with 204.7005.  Do not use the letters A or P in the first position.  The third and fourth positions are a two position serial number assigned by the ordering office.  The series will begin with 01.  When the numbers exceed 99, the office will assign a uniform series of identifiers containing alpha and/or numeric characters, e.g., Basic #:  N00383-91-D-0001 serial #:  TU01.

 

                    (ii)  If an office is placing calls against non-DoD blanket purchase agreements or orders under non-DoD issued contracts (including Federal Supply Schedules, Governmentwide acquisition contracts, and multi-agency contracts), or basic ordering agreements, the office shall identify the instrument with a 13 position supplementary PII number using an F in the 9th position. Do not use the same supplementary PII number with an F in the 9th position on more than one order. Modifications to these calls or orders shall be numbered in accordance with paragraph (c) of this section.

 

      (e)  Modifications to calls or orders.  Use a two position alpha-numeric suffix, known as a call or order modification indicator, to identify a modification to a call or order.

 

              (1)  Modifications to a call or order issued by a purchasing office begin with 01, 02, and so on through 99, then B1 through B9, BA through BZ, C1 through C9, and so on through ZZ.

 

              (2)  Modifications to a call or order issued by a contract administration office begin with 1A, 1B, and so on through 9Z, followed by A1, A2, and so on to A9, then AA, AB, and so on through AZ.

 

204.7005  Assignment of order codes.

 

      (a)  Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Program Development and Implementation, maintains the order code assignments for use in the first two positions of an order number when an activity places an order against another activity’s contract or agreement (see 204.7004(d)(2)).

 

      (b)  Contracting activities shall follow the procedures at PGI 204.7005 (DFARS/PGI view) for requests for assignment of or changes in two-character order codes.

 

204.7006  Cross reference to Federal Procurement Data System.

Detailed guidance on mapping PII and supplementary PII numbers stored in the Electronic Document Access system to data elements reported in the Federal Procurement Data System can be found in PGI 204.7006 (DFARS/PGI view).

 

204.7007  Order of application for modifications.

 

      (a)  Circumstances may exist in which the numeric order of the modifications to a contract is not the order in which the changes to the contract actually take effect.

 

      (b)  In order to determine the sequence of modifications to a contract or order, the modifications will be applied in the following order:

 

              (1)  Modifications will be applied in order of the effective date on the modification;

 

              (2)  In the event of two or more modifications with the same effective date, modifications will be applied in signature date order;

 

              (3)  In the event of two or more modifications with the same effective date and the same signature date, procuring contracting office modifications will be applied in numeric order, followed by contract administration office modifications in numeric order.

 


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