Change Number: AFFARS Change 7/1/2022
Effective Date: 07/01/2022

5301.707 Signatory Authority

(a) Determinations and Findings (D&F) for actions requiring Senior Procurement Executive (SPE) or SAF/AQ approval must be coordinated with the DAS(C) or the ADAS(C). After coordination with the SCO, the contracting officer must submit determinations to SAF/AQC for processing to SAF/AQ for approval. Allow 18 days for staffing and approval after receipt by SAF/AQ. Include the approved acquisition strategy (or a draft acquisition strategy if the strategy document has not been approved) with the D&F package.

(b) The contracting officer must submit D&Fs for actions requiring DAS(C)/ADAS(C) approval to SAF/AQC after coordination by the SCO. Allow 7 days for staffing and approval after receipt by SAF/AQC unless otherwise specified.

(c) D&Fs involving small business matters must be coordinated with local Small Business Professional and/or MAJCOM/FIELDCOM/DRU Center Small Business Director, as appropriate, and, at SAF level, with SAF/SB. Copy SAF/SB on D&F packages sent to SAF/AQC.