PART 617 - SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS
Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2651a, 40 U.S.C. 121(c) and 48 CFR chapter 1.
Source: 53 FR 26169, July 11, 1988, unless otherwise noted.
Subpart 617.1 - Multiyear Contracting
Source: 64 FR 43624, Aug. 11, 1999, unless otherwise noted.
(b) The Procurement Executive is the agency head for the purpose of FAR 17.104(b).
(d) Every multiyear contract shall comply with FAR 17.104(c), unless an exception is approved through the budget process in coordination with the cognizant financial management office/comptroller.
617.108 Congressional notification.
(a) The Procurement Executive is the agency head for the purposes of FAR 17.108(a).
Subpart 617.2 - Options
(e) The Procurement Executive shall approve any solicitations or contracts which exceed the five (5) year maximum length for supplies or services. The Procurement Executive may delegate this approval authority to individuals within the Office of the Procurement Executive.
Subpart 617.5 - Interagency Acquisitions Under the Economy Act
617.503 Determination and findings requirements.
The authority to make the determination prescribed in FAR 17.503 is delegated to the head of the contracting activity.
617.504-70 Ordering procedures.
(a) Department deputy assistant secretaries and Bureau Executive Directors or their equivalents are authorized to execute Economy Act IAAs. Department contracting officers also are authorized to execute Economy Act IAAs, as prescribed in FAR 17.504(a).
(b) Department of State form DS-1921, Award/Modification of Interagency Acquisition Agreement, shall be used for all Economy Act IAAs where the Department is the requesting agency. It shall also be used for Economy Act IAAs where the Department is the servicing agency if the requesting agency does not have a similar form that provides the same information.
Subpart 617.6 - Management and Operating Contracts
The Assistant Secretary for Administration is the agency head for the purposes of FAR 17.602.