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Change Number: 2023-1129
Effective Date: 11/29/2023

5108.9402 Policy.

5108.9402 Policy.

(a) Except as provided in (b), contracting officers shall use contracts administered by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) to procure foreign language support.

(b)(1) If the contracting officer contemplates using a non-INSCOM-administered contract to procure foreign language support, the contracting officer shall send an exception request to the following address no later than 90 days prior to the proposed contract award:

USARMY Pentagon HQDA DCS G-2 List Foreign Language Office

usarmy.pentagon.hqda-dcs-g-2.list.foreign-language-office@mail.mil .

(2) At a minimum, the request for exception shall include –

(i) The scope of the contract to include the mission, the number of linguists required, and the job description of the linguists;

(ii) A justification statement;

(iii) The type of funds to be used to pay for the contract;

(iv) Copies of the proposed contract and statement of work;

(v) Any special Government-provided benefits; and

(vi) The point-of-contact information for the proposed contract.

(3) HQDA Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G-2) will review the exception request and notify the requestor whether the proposed award can proceed.

(c) Army organizations with existing contracts for foreign language support outside the INSCOM-administered contracts shall contact the G-2 at the address provided in paragraph (b)(1) of this section to determine if movement of the requirements to the INSCOM-administered contracts is appropriate.