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


PGI 208.7002 Assignment authority.

PGI 208.7002-1 Acquiring department responsibilities.

The acquiring department generally is responsible under coordinated acquisition for—

(1) Operational aspects of acquisition planning (phasing the submission of requirements to contracting, consolidating or dividing requirements, analyzing the market, and determining patterns for the phased placement of orders to avoid unnecessary production fluctuations and meet the needs of requiring departments at the lowest price);

(2) Purchasing;

(3) Performing or assigning contract administration, including follow-up and expediting of inspection and transportation; and

(4) Obtaining licenses under patents and settling patent infringement claims arising out of the acquisition. (Acquiring departments must obtain approval from the department whose funds are to be charged for obtaining licenses or settling claims.)

PGI 208.7002-2 Requiring department responsibilities.

The requiring department is responsible for—

(1) Ensuring compliance with the order of priority in FAR 8.001 for use of Government supply sources before submitting a requirement to the acquiring department for contracting action; and

(2) Providing the acquiring department—

(i) The complete and certified documentation required by FAR 6.303-2(b). A requiring department official, equivalent to the appropriate level in FAR 6.304, must approve the documentation before submission of the military interdepartmental purchase request (MIPR) to the acquiring department;

(ii) Any additional supporting data that the acquiring department contracting officer requests (e.g., the results of any market survey or why none was conducted, and actions the requiring department will take to overcome barriers to competition in the future);

(iii) The executed determination and findings required by FAR 6.302-7(c)(1);

(iv) When a requiring department requests an acquiring department to contract for supplies or services using full and open competition after exclusion of sources, all data required by FAR 6.202(b)(2);

(v) When the requiring department specifies a foreign end product, any determinations required by DFARS Part 225 or FAR Part 25;

(vi) A complete definition of the requirements, including a list (or copies) of specifications, drawings, and other data required for the acquisition. The requiring department need not furnish Federal, military, departmental, or other specifications or drawings or data that are available to the acquiring department;

(vii) Justification required by FAR 17.205(a) for any option quantities requested;

(viii) A statement as to whether used or reconditioned material, former Government surplus property, or residual inventory will be acceptable, and if so—

(A) A list of any supplies that need not be new; and

(B) The basis for determining the acceptability of such supplies (see FAR 11.302(b));

(ix) A statement as to whether the acquiring department may exceed the total MIPR estimate and, if so, by what amount; and

(x) Unless otherwise agreed between the departments, an original and six copies of each MIPR and its attachments (except specifications, drawings, and other data).

PGI 208.7003 Applicability.

PGI 208.7003-1 Assignments under integrated materiel management (IMM).

(b) When an item assigned for IMM is to be acquired by the requiring activity under DFARS 208.7003-1(a)(3), the contracting officer must—

(i) Document the contract file with a statement of the specific advantage of local purchase for an acquisition exceeding the micro-purchase threshold in FAR Part 2; and

(ii) Ensure that a waiver is obtained from the IMM manager before initiating an acquisition exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold in FAR Part 2, if the IMM assignment is to the General Services Administration (GSA), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), or the Army Materiel Command (AMC). Submit requests for waiver—

(A) For GSA, to: Commissioner (F)

Federal Supply Service

Washington, DC 20406

(B) For DLA, to: DLA Land and Maritime


P.O. Box 3990

Columbus, OH 43216-5000

DLA Energy


8725 John J. Kingman Road

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6222

DLA Aviation


8000 Jefferson Davis Highway

Richmond, VA 23297-5000

DLA Troop Support

ATTN: DSCP-ILSI (for General and Industrial) DSCP-OCS (for Medical, Clothing, and Textiles)

700 Robbins Avenue, Bldg. 4

Philadelphia, PA 19111-5096

(iii) In addition, forward a copy of each request to:

Defense Logistics Agency

Logistics Operations

ATTN: J-335

8725 John J. Kingman Road

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221

For AMC: HQ, Army Materiel Command


4400 Martin Road

Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898

PGI 208.7004 Procedures.

PGI 208.7004-1 Purchase authorization from requiring department.

(1) Requiring departments send their requirements to acquiring departments on either a DD Form 448, Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR), or a DD Form 416, Requisition for Coal, Coke or Briquettes. A MIPR or a DD Form 416 is the acquiring department's authority to acquire the supplies or services on behalf of the requiring department.

(2) The acquiring department is authorized to create obligations against the funds cited in a MIPR without further referral to the requiring department. The acquiring department has no responsibility to determine the validity of a stated requirement in an approved MIPR, but it should bring apparent errors in the requirement to the attention of the requiring department.

(3) Changes that affect the contents of the MIPR must be processed as a MIPR amendment regardless of the status of the MIPR. The requiring department may initially transmit changes electronically or by some other expedited means, but must confirm changes by a MIPR amendment.

(4) The requiring department must submit requirements for additional line items of supplies or services not provided for in the original MIPR as a new MIPR. The requiring department may use a MIPR amendment for increased quantities only if—

(i) The original MIPR requirements have not been released for solicitation; and

(ii) The acquiring department agrees.

PGI 208.7004-2 Acceptance by acquiring department.

(1) Acquiring departments formally accept a MIPR by DD Form 448-2, Acceptance of MIPR, as soon as practicable, but no later than 30 days after receipt of the MIPR. If the 30 day time limit cannot be met, the acquiring department must inform the requiring department of the reason for the delay, and the anticipated date the MIPR will be accepted. The acquiring department must accept MIPRs in writing before expiration of the funds.

(2) The acquiring department in accepting a MIPR will determine whether to use Category I (reimbursable funds citation) or Category II (direct funds citation) methods of funding.

(i) Category I method of funding is used under the following circumstances and results in citing the funds of the acquiring department in the contract:

(A) Delivery is from existing inventories of the acquiring department;

(B) Delivery is by diversion from existing contracts of the acquiring department;

(C) Production or assembly is through Government work orders in Government-owned plants;

(D) Production quantities are allocated among users from one or more contracts, and the identification of specific quantities of the end item to individual contracts is not feasible at the time of MIPR acceptance;

(E) Acquisition of the end items involves separate acquisition of components to be assembled by the acquiring department;

(F) Payments will be made without reference to deliveries of end items (e.g., cost-reimbursement type contracts and fixed-price contracts with progress payment clauses); or

(G) Category II method of funding is not feasible and economical.

(ii) Category II method of funding is used in circumstances other than those in paragraph (2)(i) of this subsection. Category II funding results in citation of the requiring department's funds and MIPR number in the resultant contract.

(3) When the acquiring departments accepts a MIPR for Category I funding—

(i) The DD Form 448-2, Acceptance of MIPR, is the authority for the requiring department to record the obligation of funds;

(ii) The acquiring department will annotate the DD Form 448-2 if contingencies, price revisions, or variations in quantities are anticipated. The acquiring department will periodically advise the requiring department, prior to submission of billings, of any changes in the acceptance figure so that the requiring department may issue an amendment to the MIPR, and the recorded obligation may be adjusted to reflect the current price;

(iii) If the acquiring department does not qualify the acceptance of a MIPR for anticipated contingencies, the price on the acceptance will be final and will be billed at time of delivery; and

(iv) Upon receipt of the final billing (SF 1080, Voucher for Transferring Funds), the requiring department may adjust the fiscal records accordingly without authorization from or notice to the acquiring department.

(4) When the MIPR is accepted for Category II funding, a conformed copy of the contract (see DFARS 204.802(1)(ii)) is the authority to record the obligation. When all awards have been placed to satisfy the total MIPR requirement, any unused funds remaining on the MIPR become excess to the acquiring department. The acquiring department will immediately notify the requiring department of the excess funds by submitting an Acceptance of MIPR (DD Form 448-2). This amendment is authorization for the requiring department to withdraw the funds. The acquiring department is prohibited from further use of such excess funds.

(5) When the acquiring department requires additional funds to complete the contracting action for the requiring department, the request for additional funds must identify the exact items involved, and the reason why additional funds are required. The requiring department shall act quickly to—

(i) Provide the funds by an amendment of the MIPR; or

(ii) Reduce the requirements.

(6) The accepting activity of the acquiring department shall remain responsible for the MIPR even though that activity may split the MIPR into segments for action by other contracting activities.

PGI 208.7004-3 Use of advance MIPRs.

(1) An advance MIPR is an unfunded MIPR provided to the acquiring department in advance of the funded MIPR so that initial steps in planning the contract action can begin at an earlier date.

(2) In order to use an advance MIPR, the acquiring department and the requiring department must agree that its use will be beneficial. The departments may execute a blanket agreement to use advance MIPRs.

(3) The requiring department shall not release an advance MIPR to the acquiring department without obtaining proper internal approval of the requirement.

(4) When advance MIPRs are used, mark “ADVANCE MIPR” prominently on the DD Form 448.

(5) For urgent requirements, the advance MIPR may be transmitted electronically.

(6) On the basis of an advance MIPR, the acquiring department may take the initial steps toward awarding a contract, such as obtaining internal coordination and preparing an acquisition plan. Acquiring departments may determine the extent of these initial actions but shall not award contracts on the basis of advance MIPRs.

PGI 208.7004-4 Cutoff dates for submission of Category II MIPRs.

(1) Unless otherwise agreed between the departments, May 31 is the cutoff date for the receipt of MIPRs citing expiring appropriations which must be obligated by September 30 of that fiscal year. If circumstances arise that require the submission of MIPRs citing expiring appropriations after the cutoff date, the requiring department will communicate with the acquiring department before submission to find out whether the acquiring department can execute a contract or otherwise obligate the funds by the end of the fiscal year. Acquiring departments will make every effort to obligate funds for all such MIPRs accepted after the cutoff date. However, acceptance of a late MIPR does not constitute assurance by the acquiring department that all such funds will be obligated.

(2) Nothing in these instructions is intended to restrict the processing of MIPRs when the acquiring department is capable of executing contracts or otherwise obligating funds before the end of the fiscal year.

(3) The May 31 cutoff date does not apply to MIPRs citing continuing appropriations.

PGI 208.7004-5 Notification of inability to obligate on Category II MIPRs.

On August 1, the acquiring department will advise the requiring department of any Category II MIPRs on hand citing expiring appropriations it will be unable to obligate prior to the fund expiration date. If an unforeseen situation develops after August 1 that will prevent execution of a contract, the acquiring department will notify the requiring department as quickly as possible and will return the MIPR. The letter of transmittal returning the MIPR will authorize purchase by the requiring department and state the reason that the acquisition could not be accomplished.

PGI 208.7004-6 Cancellation of requirements.

(1) Category I MIPRs. The requiring department will notify the acquiring department by electronic or other immediate means when cancelling all or part of the supplies or services requested in the MIPR. Within 30 days, the acquiring department will notify the requiring department of the quantity of items available for termination and the amount of funds in excess of the estimated settlement costs. Upon receipt of this information, the requiring department will issue a MIPR amendment to reduce the quantities and funds accordingly.

(2) Category II MIPRs. The requiring department will notify the acquiring department electronically or by other immediate means when cancelling all or any part of the supplies or services requested in the MIPR.

(i) If the acquiring department has not entered into a contract for the supplies or services to be cancelled, the acquiring department will immediately notify the requiring department. Upon receipt of such notification, the requiring department shall initiate a MIPR amendment to revoke the estimated amount shown on the original MIPR for the cancelled items.

(ii) If the items to be cancelled have already been placed under contract—

(A) As soon as practicable, but in no event more than 45 days after receipt of the cancellation notice from the requiring department, the contracting officer shall issue a termination data letter to the requiring department (original and four copies) containing, as a minimum, the information in Table 8-1, Termination Data Letter.

(B) The termination contracting officer (TCO) will review the proceedings at least every 60 days to reassess the Government's probable obligation. If any additional funds are excess to the probable settlement requirements, or if it appears that previous release of excess funds will result in a shortage of the amount that will be required for settlement, the TCO will promptly notify the contracting office which will amend the termination data letter. The requiring department will process a MIPR amendment to reflect the reinstatement of funds within 30 days after receiving the amended termination data letter.

(C) Upon receipt of a copy of the termination settlement agreement, the requiring department will prepare a MIPR amendment, if required, to remove any remaining excess funds.

PGI 208.7004-7 Termination for default.

(1) When the acquiring department terminates a contract for default, it will ask the requiring department if the supplies or services to be terminated are still required so that repurchase action can be started.

(2) The requiring department will not deobligate funds on a contract terminated for default until receipt of a settlement modification or other written evidence from the acquiring department authorizing release of funds.

(3) On the repurchase action, the acquiring department will not exceed the unliquidated funds on the defaulted contract without receiving additional funds from the requiring department.

PGI 208.7004-8 Transportation funding.

The requiring department will advise the acquiring department or the transportation officer in the contract administration office of the fund account to be charged for transportation costs. The requiring department may cite the fund account on each MIPR or provide the funding cite to the transportation officer at the beginning of each fiscal year for use on Government bills of lading. When issuing a Government bill of lading, show the requiring department as the department to be billed and cite the appropriate fund account.

PGI 208.7004-9 Status reporting.

(1) The acquiring department will maintain a system of MIPR follow-up to inform the requiring department of the current status of its requests. In addition, the contract administration office will maintain a system of follow-up in order to advise the acquiring department on contract performance.

(2) If requested by the requiring department, the acquiring department will furnish the requiring department a copy of the solicitation when the MIPR is satisfied through Category II funding.

(3) Any reimbursement billings, shipping document, contractual documents, project orders, or related documentation furnished to the requiring department will identify the requiring department's MIPR number, quantities of items, and funding information.

PGI 208.7004-10 Administrative costs.

The acquiring department bears the administrative costs of acquiring supplies for the requiring department. However, when an acquisition responsibility is transferred to another department, funds appropriated or to be appropriated for administrative costs will transfer to the successor acquiring department. The new acquiring department must assume budget cognizance as soon as possible.

PGI 208.7006 Coordinated acquisition assignments.


*For contracting purposes, Naval ordnance comprises all arms, armor, and armament for the Department of the Navy and includes all offensive and defensive weapons, together with their components, controlling devices and ammunition used in executing the Navy's mission in National Defense (except small arms and those items of aviation ordnance acquired from the Army).

**These partial FSC assignments apply only to repair parts peculiar to combat and tactical vehicles. In addition, the assignment in FSC 2805 applies to military standard engines 1.5 HP through 20 HP and parts peculiar therefor. Balance of these FSCs are assigned to the

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA Land and Maritime)




(“P” after the FSC number indicates a partial FSC assignment).

*This partial FSC assignment does not apply to photographic equipment controlled by the Congressional Joint Committee on Printing and Micro-Film Equipment and Supplies.



1 These assignments do not apply to items decentralized by the DLA Center Commander, i.e., designated for purchase by each military department, and to those items in DLA assigned federal supply classes, which may be assigned to GSA for supply management. In addition, see DFARS Subpart 208.70, which describes conditions under which a military service may purchase (contract for) military service supply managed items in DLA assigned federal supply classes. See notes 2 and 3 for further exceptions pertaining to certain DLA assignments.

2 DLA assignments in FSC 2510, 2520, 2530, 2540, 2590, 2805, 2910, 2920, 2930, 2940, and 2990 do not apply to repair parts peculiar to combat and tactical vehicles, which are assigned for coordinated acquisition to the Department of the Army. In addition, the assignment in FSC 2805 does not apply to military standard engines 1.5 HP through 20 HP and parts peculiar therefor, which are assigned for coordinated acquisition to the Department of the Army.

3 This partial FSC assignment in FSC 4210 does not apply to Fire Fighting Equipment developed by or under the sponsorship of a military department. The contracting responsibility for such equipment is assigned to the department which developed or sponsored its development.

4 DLA has contracting responsibility for all the items in the classes of FS Group 65. In addition, DLA has contracting responsibility for all equipment and supplies related to the medical, dental, veterinary professions in Non-group 65 classes where the military medical services have the sole or prime interest in such items. The specific item coverage of these Non-group 65 items is published in the DoD section of the Federal Supply Catalog for medical material C3-1 through C3-12, inclusive.

5 This assignment includes health and comfort items listed in AR 700-23. It also includes resale items for commissary stores (including brand name items).

6 DLA centers are identified as follows—

DSCC — DLA Land and Maritime

DESC — DLA Energy

DSCR — DLA Aviation

DSCP — DLA Troop Support

DLA also serves as the head of the contracting activity for the Defense Media Center (DMC).

7 DLA Energy is responsible for contracting for only petroleum base items in FSC 6810 and


8 This partial FSC assignment in FSC 6115 does not apply to Mobile Electric Power Generating Sources (MEPGS). The contracting direction responsibility for MEPGS is assigned to the DoD Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power, by DoDD 4120.11. DoD components desiring to use other than the DoD Standard Family of Generator Sets, contained in MIL-STD 633, shall process a Request for Deviation in accordance with Joint Operating Procedures, AR 700-101, AFR 400-50, NAVMATINST 4120.100A, MCO 11310.8c and DLAR 4120.7, Subject: Management and Standardization of Mobile Electric Power Generating Sources, prior to initiating an acquisition.

9 This partial assignment applies only to secondary items not otherwise assigned, as listed in the applicable Federal Supply Catalog Management Data lists of each respective service.

10 This partial assignment applies to broadcasting, visual information, and graphics presentation communications equipment used by the American Forces Radio and Television Services, centralized visual information support activities, media centers, closed circuit educational and training programs, language training activities, combat camera units, and individual base visual information centers. This assignment does not apply to equipment with airborne applications. Examples of the types of equipment covered by this assignment include radio and television transmitters, video recording and playback equipment, video cameras, editing and switching equipment, electronic imaging equipment, language training equipment, monitors, audio equipment, and other nontactical, off-the-shelf, commercially available, nondevelopmental electronic equipment used to support broadcast and visual information missions.


In addition to the above, assignments to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) include all items for which DTRA provides logistics management or has integrated management responsibilities in accordance with the DTRA Charter.



These GSA assignments do not apply to items as described under FSC 7430, 7490, 7510, 7520, and 7530, and those items in the GSA assigned federal supply classes which have been retained for DLA supply management as listed in the applicable Federal Supply Catalog Management Data lists. In addition, see DFARS Subpart 208.70, which describes conditions under which a military service may contract for military service managed items in GSA assigned federal supply classes.

*This partial FSC assignment does not include landing mats which are assigned to the Defense Logistics Agency.