See AF PGI 5305.201.
(b) The contracting officer must submit requests through the SCO to SAF/AQC. The request must state why the notice is not appropriate or reasonable and identify alternative actions to optimize opportunities for small business participation.
In accordance with AFI 16-201, the contracting officer must advise foreign contractors whether or not foreign participation is permitted.
See SMC PGI 5305.207-90.
(a) Public Announcement. Information on awards must not be released and awards shall not be made until after the agency announces the award on https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/. Contract announcements are posted at 1700 EST daily.
(ii) The contracting officer must submit all 1279 reports to SAF/LLP by close of business three workdays before the date of the proposed contract award. SAF/LLP may shorten the three-day advance notification requirement if requested by the contracting officer. For actions valued at $50M and above, email a courtesy copy of the 1279 report to the cognizant SCO and to SAF/AQC. Follow MP5305.303 to prepare 1279 reports.
See SMC PGI 5305.303.
(a) Newspapers. The authority to approve the publication of paid advertisements in newspapers is delegated to one level above the contracting officer (see MP5301.601(a)(i)).