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Change Number: 2024-0610
Effective Date: 06/10/2024

Subpart 5108.94 - Foreign Language Support

Subpart 5108.94 - Foreign Language Support

5108.9400 Scope of subpart.

This subpart prescribes policy for foreign language support contracts.

5108.9401 Definitions.

“Foreign language support,” as used in this subpart, means services which require the ability to listen, read, speak and/or write in a foreign language, and translate the foreign language into spoken or written English. It excludes those services that specifically support the conduct of foreign language instruction, services provided under personal services contracts, or contracted services that use Special Operations Major Force Program-11 funds.

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 .

(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.