Part 5337 - Service Contracting
Revised: June 2023
Subpart 5337.1 – SERVICE CONTRACTS (GENERAL)
5337.102-70 Prohibition on Contracting for Firefighting or Security-Guard Functions
(a)(S-90) For purposes of complying with 10 U.S.C. 2465, which prohibits the DoD from “entering into a contract for the performance of firefighting or security-guard functions at any military installation or facility,” the term security guard functions should be understood to mean those functions which are the responsibility of an installation commander or stand-alone military facility commander. If there is no military commander, this prohibition shall apply to the senior DoD civilian at the location. The prohibited security guard functions include: performing or supervising protective services work that involves the protection of federally owned or leased buildings and property at the installation level or at a stand-alone military facility; protecting government equipment and material at the installation level or at a stand-alone military facility; controlling access to federal installations by employees, visitors, residents and patients; and monitoring of intrusion detection systems. The statutory prohibition on contracting for security guard functions in 10 U.S.C. 2465 does not apply to security support functions that a unit or organization performs as part of security in depth at a location or area on an installation, or performs within a stand-alone building, so long as the commander and their unit is not responsible for installation-level security or overall security at a stand-alone military facility. Contractors performing security support functions may not engage in any law enforcement functions, i.e., criminal investigative work, the preservation of peace; the prevention, detection and investigation of crimes; the arrest or apprehension of violators; and the provision of assistance to citizens in emergency situations, including the protection of civil rights, preservation of crime scenes; issuances of citations; and arrests and apprehensions of suspects.
5337.104 Personal Services Contracts
(b) See the tailorable Determination and Findings template.
(i) For “Operational and Enterprise Contracting,” the installation commander is authorized to approve the D&F at DFARS 237.104(b)(i). For PEO programs and acquisitions, the PEO is authorized to approve this D&F.
(iii)(A)(2) See MP5301.601(a)(i).
5337.106 Funding and Term of Service Contracts
5337.113-1 Waiver of Cost Allowability Limitations
(a) See MP5301.601(a)(i).
5337.170-2 Approval Requirements
(a)(1) The Services Designated Official (SDO) (see DAFI 63-138, Acquisition of Services) will approve acquisitions of services to be purchased through a contract or task order above the SAT that is not performance based.
(i) If more than 50 percent of the requirement (contract or task order), measured in dollars, is performance-based, the requirement can be considered a performance-based service acquisition.
(ii) Purchase requests for services acquisitions that are not performance based will include the following statement:
“IAW 10 USC 4501 the Services Designated Official (SDO) has approved the attached Performance Work Statement and Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan ensuring requirements are performance based to the maximum extent practicable.”
Subpart 5337.2 – ADVISORY AND ASSISTANCE SERVICES
5337.204 Guidelines for Determining Availability of Personnel
(a) See MP5301.601(a)(i)
Subpart 5337.5 – MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT OF SERVICE CONTRACTS
5337.503 Agency-head Responsibilities
See DAFI 63-138, Acquisition of Services.
Subpart 5337.74 – SERVICES AT INSTALLATIONS BEING CLOSED
(c) See MP5301.601(a)(i).