(Revised January 3, 2012)
(See DFARS 217.2, DFARS/PGI view)
(1) Options may be used for foreign military sales requirements.
(2) Consider use of surge options to support industrial capability. A surge option allows the Government, prior to final delivery, to—
(i) Accelerate the contractor's production rate in accordance with a surge production plan or a delivery schedule provided by the contractor under the terms of the contract; and
(ii) Purchase additional quantities of supplies or services.
Before exercising an option for firm-fixed-price contracts containing spare parts, the contracting officer shall perform a cost or price analysis of the proposed spare parts. The contracting officer shall use an appropriate sampling technique or request field pricing assistance, and document the contract file with the results of the cost or price analysis.