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Change Number: DFARS PGI Change 10/28/2022
Effective Date: 10/28/2022

PGI 204.71 -UNIFORM CONTRACT LINE ITEM NUMBERING SYSTEM

PGI 204.7103 Contract lineitems.

(a) Separately identifiable contract line and subline items (i.e., all except those with characteristics described in DFARS 204.7103-1(a)(2)(iii) or 204.7104-1(a)) shall include a description of the item or service being procured, the associated Product or Service Code (PSC), the quantity, a unit of measure, defined acceptance and inspection locations and requirements, and the delivery schedule or performance period. Contracts for contingency operations shall include the project code at the line item level on each contract action. The list of applicable codes is maintained at http://www.dla.mil/j-6/dlmso/elibrary/ServicePoints/CD_ProjCd_nopoc.docx. The contracting officer is responsible for coordinating any changes from the purchase request to the contract with the requiring activity.

(1) The list of active PSCs is available on the Federal Procurement Data System website under the ‘Worksite’ section under ‘Reference’.

(2) The list of available units of measure is on the Defense Pricing and Contracting website at https://www.acq.osd.mil/asda/dpc/ce/ds/docs/pds/Line_Item_UoM_List.xlsx .

(3) Delivery and acceptance locations shall be defined using Activity Address Codes published in (1) DoD Activity Address Directory (DODAAD), DoD 4000.25-6-M, or (2) Military Assistance Program Address Directory System (MAPAD), DoD 4000.25-8-M and available for verification at https://www.daas.dla.mil/daasinq/default.asp.

(4) No activity shall be assigned acceptance responsibility unless that activity has acceptors registered in Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF). Available roles for an Activity Address Code can be verified at the Active DoDAACs & Roles link on the WAWF homepage at https://wawf.eb.mil/.

(b) Fixed price line items shall include unit prices and total prices. Cost type line items shall not include unit prices, but shall contain the appropriate elements in accordance with FAR part 16. Not separately priced line items shall be so labeled. The notation “No Charge” shall not be used.

(c) The requirements at paragraph (a) and (b) shall be included in the appropriate parts of the contract Schedule.

(d) In structuring line items, especially on fixed-price contracts, due consideration shall be given to the effect of the chosen units of measure on administration and payment. No contract line item shall contain a quantity less than the number of deliveries anticipated on the line item. Contracting officers shall consider the need for periodic deliveries and payments in selecting a unit of measure. Included in this analysis shall be the impact of any financing arrangements under FAR part 32.

(i) Supplies: Line item quantities shall match the actual count of the supplies to be provided. For instance, if more than one delivery is expected, the quantity cannot be “1.”

(ii) Services: Line item quantities shall match the frequency with which performance will be reviewed, and on fixed-price line items, payment made. For example, a contract with a twelve-month period of performance should have a quantity and unit of measure suited to how the contract will be managed. If the intent is to review, accept, and pay for the services monthly, then the quantity should be 12, with a unit of measure such as “Months” or “Lots.” If the intent is to review, accept, and pay for the services quarterly, then the quantity should be 4, with a unit of measure such as “Lot”. If the quantity used is 1, then no payment for delivery can occur until the end of the period of performance. Services with tangible deliveries, such as repairs, shall be structured like supply line items.

(e) The following examples illustrate when the requirements at paragraph (a) apply—

(1) Separately identifiable subline items. The rule applies to subline items 0001AA and 0001AB. It does not apply to the line item 0001, because it does not have a deliverable.

(2) Informational subline items. The rule applies to line item 0001. It does not apply to subline items 000101, 000102, and 000103 because they do not have deliverables.

(3) Line item with no subline items. The rule applies.

(4) Line item is parent to an exhibit. The rule applies to the exhibit lines.

(5) Line is parent to a subline item which refers to an exhibit. The rule applies to the exhibit lines.

PGI 204.7103-2 Numbering procedures.

(a) Contract line items shall consist of four numeric digits 0001 through 9999. Do not use numbers beyond 9999. Within a given contract, the item numbers shall be sequential but need not be consecutive.

(b) The contract line item number shall be the same as the solicitation line item number unless there is a valid reason for using different numbers.

(c) Once a contract line item number has been assigned, it shall not be assigned to another, different, contract line item in the same contract.

PGI 204.7104 Contract subline items.

PGI 204.7104-2 Numbering procedures.

(a) Number subline items by adding either two numeric characters or two alpha characters to the basic contract line item number.

(1) Information subline item numbers. Use numeric characters only for information subline items, running 01 through 99. Do not use spaces or special characters to separate the subline item number from the contract line item number that is its root. For example, if the contract line item number is 0001, the first three subline items would be 000101, 000102, and 000103. Do not use a designation more than once within a contract line item.

(2) Separately identified subline items. Use alpha characters only for separately identified subline items, running AA through ZZ. Do not use spaces or special characters to separate the subline item number from the contract line item number that is its root. For example, if the contract line item number is 0001, the first three subline items would be 0001AA, 0001AB, and 0001AC.

(i) Do not use the letters I or O as alpha characters.

(ii) Use all 24 available alpha characters in the second position before selecting a different alpha character for the first position. For example, AA, AB, AC, through AZ before beginning BA, BB, and BC.

(b) Within a given contract line item, the subline item numbers shall be sequential but need not be consecutive.

(c) Exhibits may be used as an alternative to setting forth in the schedule a long list of contract subline items. If exhibits are used, create a contract subline item citing the exhibit's identifier. See DFARS 204.7105.

(d) If a contract line item involves ancillary functions, like packaging and handling, transportation, payment of state or local taxes, or use of reusable containers, and these functions are normally performed by the contractor and the contractor is normally entitled to reimbursement for performing these functions, do not establish a separate subline item solely to account for these functions. However, do identify the functions in the contract schedule. If an offeror separately prices these functions, the contracting officer may establish separate subline items for the functions; however, the separate subline items must conform to the requirements of DFARS 204.7104-1.

(e) The following examples illustrate subline items numbering—

(1) Subline items structured to identify destinations for identical items, identically priced (delivery schedule shall be established for each subline item, not the contract line item).

(2) Subline items structured to identify destinations for identical items, not identically priced (delivery schedule shall be established for each subline item, not the contract line item).

NOTE: Difference in prices for identical items is due to separate destinations for FOB destination delivery.

(3) Subline items structured to identify different sizes of an item that are identically priced (delivery schedule shall be established for each subline item, not the contract line item).

NOTE: Unit price and total amount shown at line item level rather than at subline item level.

(4) Subline items structured to identify different sizes of an item that are not identically priced (delivery schedule shall be established for each subline item, not the contract line item).

(5) Subline items structured to provide the capability for relating subordinate separately priced packaging costs to the overall contract line item. (Separate delivery schedules shall be established for the subline item identifying the contractor's product and for the subline item identifying packaging. No schedule will be established for the contract line item.)

(6) Subline items structured to identify different accounting classifications for identical items (delivery schedule shall be established for each subline item, not the contract line item).

AJ: 17X150518350315069100000192B000000000000000000

AK: 17X150518370317569100000192B000000000000000000

AL: 17X150519350314369100000192B000000000000000000

NOTE: Unit price may be shown at line item level and total amounts shown at subline item level.

(7) Informational subline items established to identify multiple accounting classification citations assigned to a single contract line item.

(8) Subline items structured to identify parts of an assembly (delivery schedule and price shall be established for each identified part at the subline item level, not for the assembly at the contract line item level).

(9) Subline items structured to identify parts of a kit (delivery schedule and price shall be established for each identified part at the subline item level, not for the kit at the contract line item level).

NOTE: In this example, the prices of subline items 0031AB through 0031BF are included in the Integrator Assembly.

PGI 204.7105 Contract exhibits and attachments.

(a) Use of exhibits.

(1) Exhibits may be used instead of putting a long list of contract line items or subline items in the contract schedule. Exhibits are particularly useful in buying spare parts.

(2) When using exhibits, establish a contract line or subline item and refer to the exhibit.

(3) Identify exhibits individually.

(4) Each exhibit shall apply to only one contract line item or subline item.

(5) More than one exhibit may apply to a single contract line item.

(6) Data items on a DD Form 1423, Contract Data Requirements List, may be either separately priced or not separately priced.

(i) Separately priced. When data are separately priced, enter the price in Section B of the contract.

(ii) Not separately priced. Include prices in a priced contract line item or subline item.

(7) The contracting officer may append attachments to exhibits, as long as the attachment does not identify a deliverable requirement that has not been established by a contract line item or subline item or exhibit line item.

(8) Include exhibit line items and associated information in the electronically distributed contract documents identified in PGI 204.201 (3)(i)(A) and (B).

(b) Numbering exhibits and attachments.

(1) Use alpha characters to identify exhibits. The alpha characters shall be either single or double capital letters. Do not use the letters I or O.

(2) Once an identifier has been assigned to an exhibit, do not use it on another exhibit in the same contract.

(3) The identifier shall always appear in the first or first and second positions of all applicable exhibit line item numbers.

(4) If the exhibit has more than one page, cite the procurement instrument identification number, exhibit identifier, and applicable contract line or subline item number on each page.

(5) Use numbers to identify attachments.

(c) Numbering exhibit line items.

(1) Criteria for establishing. The criteria for establishing exhibit line items are the same as those for establishing contract line items (see DFARS 204.7103).

(2) Procedures for numbering.

(i) Number items in an exhibit in a manner similar to contract line items.

(ii) Number line items using a four-position number.

(A) The first position or the first and second position contain the exhibit identifier.

(B) The third and fourth positions contain the alpha or numeric character serial numbers assigned to the line item when using a double letter exhibit identifier. The second, third and fourth positions contain the alpha or numeric character serial numbers assigned to the line item when using a single letter exhibit identifier.

(iii) Exhibit line item numbers shall be sequential within the exhibit.

(3) Examples.

(i) Two-position serial number for double letter exhibit identifier.

Cumulative No. of Line Items

Serial Number Sequence

1-33

34-67

68-101

102-135

136-169

170-203

204-237

238-271

272-305

306-339

340-373

374-407

408-441

442-475

476-509

510-543

544-577

578-611

612-645

646-679

680-713

714-747

748-781

782-815

816-849

850-883

884-917

918-951

952-985

986-1019

1020-1053

1054-1087

1088-1121

1122-1155

01 thru 09, then 0A thru 0Z, then

10 thru 19, then 1A thru 1Z, then

20 thru 29, then 2A thru 2Z, then

30 thru 39, then 3A thru 3Z, then

40 thru 49, then 4A thru 4Z, then

50 thru 59, then 5A thru 5Z, then

60 thru 69, then 6A thru 6Z, then

70 thru 79, then 7A thru 7Z, then

80 thru 89, then 8A thru 8Z, then

90 thru 99, then 9A thru 9Z, then

A0 thru A9, then AA thru AZ, then

B0 thru B9, then BA thru BZ, then

C0 thru C9, then CA thru CZ, then

D0 thru D9, then DA thru DZ, then

E0 thru E9, then EA thru EZ, then

F0 thru F9, then FA thru FZ, then

G0 thru G9, then GA thru GZ, then

H0 thru H9, then HA thru HZ, then

J0 thru J9, then JA thru JZ, then

K0 thru K9, then KA thru KZ, then

L0 thru L9, then LA thru LZ, then

M0 thru M9, then MA thru MZ, then

N0 thru N9, then NA thru NZ, then

P0 thru P9, then PA thru PZ, then

Q0 thru Q9, then QA thru QZ, then

R0 thru R9, then RA thru RZ, then

S0 thru S9, then SA thru SZ, then

T0 thru T9, then TA thru TZ, then

U0 thru U9, then UA thru UZ, then

V0 thru V9, then VA thru VZ, then

W0 thru W9, then WA thru WZ, then

X0 thru X9, then XA thru XZ, then

Y0 thru Y9, then YA thru YZ, then

Z0 thru Z9, then ZA thru ZZ

(ii) Three-position numbers.

PGI 204.7107 Contract accounting classification reference number (ACRN) and agency accounting identifier (AAI).

(a) Establishing the contract ACRN.

(1) The contracting office issuing the contract is responsible for assigning ACRNs. This authority shall not be delegated. If more than one office will use the contract (e.g., ordering officers, other contracting officers), the contract must contain instructions for assigning ACRNs.

(2) ACRNs shall be established in accordance with the following guidelines:

(i) Do not use the letters I and O.

(ii) In no case shall an ACRN apply to more than one accounting classification citation, nor shall more than one ACRN be assigned to one accounting classification citation.

(b) Establishing an AAI. An AAI, as detailed http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/policy/policyvault/USA002246-09-DPAP.pdf, is a six-digit data element that identifies a system in which accounting for specific funds is performed. The funding office will provide to the contracting office the AAI associated with the funding for each line item.

(c) Capturing accounting and appropriations data in procurement. Procurement instruments shall identify the funding used for the effort in one of two ways.

(1) In legacy system environments where the contracting and accounting processes are not sufficiently integrated to ensure use of the Procurement Instrument Identifiers (PIIDs) (see DFARS Subpart 204.16) and line item numbers as common keys, the contract shall include the accounting and appropriations data and ACRN as follows:

(i) Show the ACRN as a detached prefix to the accounting classification citation in the accounting and appropriations data block or, if there are too many accounting classification citations to fit reasonably in that block, in section G (Contract Administration Data).

(ii) ACRNs need not prefix accounting classification citations if the accounting classification citations are present in the contract only for the transportation officer to cite to Government bills of lading.

(iii) If the contracting officer is making a modification to a contract and using the same accounting classification citations, which have had ACRNs assigned to them, the modification need cite only the ACRNs in the accounting and appropriations data block or on the continuation sheets.

(iv) Showing the ACRN in the contract. If there is more than one ACRN in a contract, all the ACRNs will appear in several places in the schedule (e.g., ACRN: AA).

(A) Ship-to/mark-for block. Show the ACRN beside the identity code of each activity in the ship-to/mark-for block unless only one accounting classification citation applies to a line item or subline item. Only one ACRN may be assigned to the same ship-to/mark-for within the same contract line or subline item number unless multiple accounting classification citations apply to a single nonseverable deliverable unit such that the item cannot be related to an individual accounting classification citation.

(B) Supplies/services column.

(1) If only one accounting classification citation applies to a line item or a subline item, the ACRN shall be shown in the supplies/services column near the item description.

(2) If more than one accounting classification citation applies to a single contract line item, identify each assigned ACRN and the amount of associated funds using informational subline items (see DFARS 204.7104-1(a)).

(2) The contract shall include AAIs and ACRNs in system environments where the accounting systems are able to use PIIDs and line item numbers as common keys to enable traceability of funding to contract actions. Include AAIs and ACRNs as follows:

(i) Showing the ACRN in the contract. If there is more than one ACRN in a contract, all the ACRNs will appear in several places in the schedule (e.g., ACRN: AA).

(A) Ship-to/mark-for block. Show the ACRN beside the identity code of each activity in the ship-to/mark-for block unless only one accounting classification citation applies to a line item or subline item. Only one ACRN may be assigned to the same ship-to/mark-for within the same contract line or subline item number unless multiple accounting classification citations apply to a single nonseverable deliverable unit such that the item cannot be related to an individual accounting classification citation.

(B) Supplies/services column.

(1) If only one accounting classification citation applies to a line item or a subline item, the ACRN shall be shown in the supplies/services column near the item description.

(2) If more than one accounting classification citation applies to a single contract line item, identify each assigned ACRN and the amount of associated funds using informational subline items (see DFARS 204.7104-1(a)).

(ii) Showing the AAI in the contract. If there is more than one AAI in a contract, show the AAI in the supplies/services column of the Schedule next to the ACRN. A sample showing the AAI is as follows:

MILSTRIP: N0001906P7PM230

PURCHASE REQUEST NUMBER: 0010144885-0001

ACRN: AA

AAI: 050119

PGI 204.7108 Payment instructions.

(a) Scope. This section applies to contracts and orders that are funded by multiple accounting classification citations and—

(1) Include deliverable line items or deliverable subline items (see FAR 4.1005-1) that are funded by multiple accounting classification citations;

(2) Contain cost-reimbursement or time-and-materials/labor-hour line items; or

(3) Authorize financing payments.

(b) For contracts and orders covered by this subpart—

(1) The contracting officer shall insert the table at (b)(2), or a link to the table at (b)(2) (https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/pgi/pgi_htm/current/PGI204_71.htm#payment_instructions) in Section G of the contract, or equivalent, including contracts with incrementally funded line items. When some, but not all, of the fixed price line items in a contract are subject to contract financing payments, the contracting officer shall clearly identify to which line items the payment clause(s) included in Section I apply.

(2) The payment office shall allocate and record the amounts paid to the accounting classification citations in the contract using the table below based on the type of payment request submitted (see DFARS 252.232-7006) and the type of effort.

For Government Use Only

Contract/Order Payment Clause

Type of Payment Request

Supply

Service

Construction

Payment Office

Allocation Method

52.212-4 (Alt I), Contract Terms and Conditions—Commercial Items

52.216-7, Allowable Cost and Payment

52.232-7, Payments under Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts

Cost Voucher

X

X

N/A

Line item specific proration. If there is more than one ACRN within a deliverable line or deliverable subline item, the funds will be allocated in the same proportion as the amount of funding currently unliquidated for each ACRN on the deliverable line or deliverable subline item for which payment is requested.

52.232-1, Payments

Navy Shipbuilding Invoice (Fixed Price)

X

N/A

N/A

Line Item specific by fiscal year. If there is more than one ACRN within a deliverable line or deliverable subline item, the funds will be allocated using the oldest funds. In the event of a deliverable line or deliverable subline item with two ACRNs with the same fiscal year, those amounts will be prorated to the available unliquidated funds for that year.

52.232-1, Payments;

52.232-2, Payments under Fixed-Price Research and Development Contracts;

52.232-3, Payments under Personal Services Contracts;

52.232-4, Payments under Transportation Contracts and Transportation-Related Services Contracts; and

52.232-6, Payments under Communication Service Contracts with Common Carriers

Invoice

X

X

N/A

Line Item Specific proration. If there is more than one ACRN within a deliverable line or deliverable subline item, the funds will be allocated in the same proportion as the amount of funding currently unliquidated for each ACRN on the deliverable line or deliverable subline item for which payment is requested.

52.232-5, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts

Construction Payment Invoice

N/A

N/A

X

Line Item specific by fiscal year. If there is more than one ACRN within a deliverable line or deliverable subline item, the funds will be allocated using the oldest funds. In the event of a deliverable line or deliverable subline item with two ACRNs with the same fiscal year, those amounts will be prorated to the available unliquidated funds for that year.

52.232-16, Progress Payments

Progress Payment*

X

X

N/A

Contract-wide proration. Funds shall be allocated in the same proportion as the amount of funding currently unliquidated for each ACRN. Progress Payments are considered contract level financing, and the “contract price” shall reflect the fixed price portion of the contract per FAR 32.501-3.

52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items;

52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items

Commercial Item Financing*

X

X

N/A

Specified in approved payment. The contracting officer shall specify the amount to be paid and the account(s) to be charged for each payment approval in accordance with FAR 32.207(b)(2) and 32.1007(b)(2).

52.232-32, Performance-Based Payments

Performance-Based Payments*

X

X

N/A

Specified in approved payment. The contracting officer shall specify the amount to be paid and the account(s) to be charged for each payment approval in accordance with FAR 32.207(b)(2) and 32.1007(b)(2).

252.232-7002, Progress Payments for Foreign Military Sales Acquisitions

Progress Payment*

X

X

N/A

Allocate costs among line items and countries in a manner acceptable to the Administrative Contracting Officer.

*Liquidation of Financing Payments. Liquidation will be applied by the payment office against those ACRNs which are identified by the payment instructions for the delivery payment and in keeping with the liquidation provision of the applicable contract financing clause (i.e., progress payment, performance-based payment, or commercial item financing).

(c) Reserved.

(d) The numbered payment instructions ((d)(1) through (11)) are replaced by the table at paragraph (b)(2) of this section.

(12) Other. If none of the payment instructions identified in paragraph (b)(2) of this section are appropriate (i.e., multiple lot progress payments), the contracting officer may insert other payment instructions, provided the other payment instructions—

(i) Provide a significantly better reflection of how funds will be expended in support of contract performance; and

(ii) Are agreed to by the payment office and the contract administration office. A copy of the agreement will be kept in the contract file.