Part 5317 - Special Contracting Methods
Revised: June 2023
Subpart 5317.1 — MULTIYEAR CONTRACTING
(b) See MP5301.601(a)(i). Before entering into any multiyear contract, the contracting officer must review current statute and other Congressional language for potential restrictions.
See the Multiyear Contracting Guide for general guidance on how to use multi-year contracting to acquire supplies and services.
5317.106-3 Special Procedures Applicable to DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard
(a) See MP5301.601(a)(i).
(b) See MP5301.601(a)(i).
(d)(4) The contracting officer must provide the congressional notification described in DFARS 217.170(d)(1), using the 1279 format in MP5305.303, to the cognizant HCA Workflow 40 days before the planned contract award date, with an information copy to SAF/FMBL, SAF/LLP, and the SCO. The cognizant HCA will notify the DoD offices listed in DFARS 217.170(d)(4). This congressional notification does not fulfill the requirement to announce contract awards in accordance with FAR 5.3, as supplemented.
5317.171 Multiyear Contracts for Services
(c) See MP5301.601(a)(i).
5317.172 Multiyear Contracts for Supplies
5317.173 Multiyear Contracts for Military Family Housing
5317.174 Multiyear Contracts for Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources
Subpart 5317.2 — OPTIONS
(e) Unless otherwise restricted by statute or DFARS 217.204(e)(i)-(iii), the written Acquisition Plan (AP), Acquisition Strategy Panel (ASP), or Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP) approval authority has the authority to approve contract periods in excess of the limitations specified in FAR 17.204(e). If an AP/ASP/LCSP is not required, the contracting officer has the authority to approve such extended contract periods. This approval is not required if the total contract period, including options and modifications, exceeds the limitations specified in FAR 17.204(e) solely due to the inclusion of FAR Clause 52.217-8, “Option to Extend Services,” at an amount specified in or reasonably determinable from the terms of the contract.
(e)(i)(B) Unless otherwise restricted by statute, the written AP, ASP, or LCSP approval authority has the authority to approve extensions of the ordering period of a task order or delivery order contract (including a contract for information technology) awarded pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 3403 for one or more successive periods as provided in DFARS 217.204(e)(i)(B). If an AP/ASP/LCSP is not required, the contracting officer has the authority to approve such extensions.
(e)(i)(C) See MP5301.601(a)(i).
(e)(iii) See MP5301.601(a)(i).
See the tailorable Justification for the Inclusion of Option(s) template.
5317.207 Exercise of Options
(c) See the tailorable Determination and Findings -- Exercising an Option template.
(i) If the contract is a space program contract to which SSCI 64-101 applies, the contractor is not listed on the Space Contractor Responsibility Watch List (CRWL). If the contractor is listed on the CRWL, the contracting officer shall not exercise the option without obtaining SSC/CC approval (see 5309.103(b)(i))
Subpart 5317.5 — INTERAGENCY ACQUISITIONS
5317.500 Scope of Subpart
See AFI 65-118 for processing interagency acquisitions, to include acquisitions authorized under The Economy Act.
5317.502-2 The Economy Act
(c)(2) See MP5301.601(a)(i).
Subpart 5317.7 — INTERAGENCY ACQUISITIONS: ACQUISITIONS BY NONDEFENSE AGENCIES ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
(e) See MP5301.601(a)(i).
See AFI 65-118 for procedures on reviewing and approving orders placed for supplies and services under non-DoD contracts, either through direct or assisted acquisition.
Subpart 5317.74 — UNDEFINITIZED CONTRACT ACTIONS
(a)(4) Follow DFARS 217.74 when contracting for long-lead items procured with other than advance procurement funds. When procurement funds must be added to an undefinitized long-lead procurement contract issued with advance procurement funds prior to definitization, follow the procedures at DFARS 217.74.
(b) When complying with the requirements described in DFARS 217.7402(b), SCOs must provide a courtesy copy to the cognizant HCA Workflow. Maintain proof of submission in the contract file.
(a)(1)(ii) See 5317.7404-1 below for approval authority to enter into a UCA for a foreign military sale.
(b)(2) See MP5301.601(a)(i).
5317.7404-3 Definitization Schedule
(a)(1) See MP5301.601(a)(i).
5317.7405 Plans and Reports
To comply with the Consolidated UCA Management Plan and Semi-annual Consolidated UCA Management Report requirements described in DFARS 217.7405, SCOs are required to ensure UCAs with a value equal to or exceeding $5 million are input/updated in the UCA Reporting Tool on a semi-annual basis no later than April 10th and October 10th of each year. For any reportable UCA that falls 30 days behind its schedule, update status in the reporting tool to identify actions taken to get back on schedule. In addition, the SCO shall ensure a copy of the record of weighted guidelines, or alternative documentation, for each definitized UCA with a value equal to or exceeding $100 million, as described in DFARS PGI 217.7405(1), is included with the semi-annual reporting. Special access program offices will provide the information directly to the cognizant HCA, as appropriate.
5317.7406 Contract Clauses
Contracting officers must insert the clause at DAFFARS 5352.217-9000, Long Lead Limitation of Government Liability, in all long-lead procurement solicitations and contracts initiated with advance procurement funds.
Subpart 5317.75 — ACQUISITION OF REPLENISHMENT PARTS
5317.7504 Acquisition of Parts When Data is Not Available
(4)(ii) See MP5301.601(a)(i).