(a) For SMC, when the contract is a space program contract (see AFFARS 5302), contracting officers shall not execute contract modifications resulting from an engineering change proposal with a contractor listed on the Contractor Responsibility Watch List (CRWL) without obtaining approval (see AFFARS MP5309.190).
Contracting officers shall assess scope when modifying contracts. Proposed modifications generally constitute new work when, a) an individual modification or the cumulative effect from previous modifications result in changes that were not fairly and reasonably within the contemplation of the parties when the contract was awarded; or b) when proposed changes are not within the terms of the original contract award. New work requires competition unless one of the seven exceptions to competition found in FAR 6.302 applies.
(b) When complying with the requirements described in DFARS 243.204-70-1, SCOs must provide a courtesy copy to SAF/AQC. Maintain proof of submission in the contract file.
(a) Contracting officers must document the contract file with the justification for the delay and revised definitization milestone schedule.
(c) The authority to grant waivers to the limitations set out in DFARS 243.204-70-2, 243.204-70-3, and 243.204-70-4 pursuant to DFARS 243.204-70-5 is wholly retained by the DAS(C) or ADAS(C). Requests for waivers of these limitations must be submitted through the SCO to SAF/AQC with appropriate justification for consideration.
To comply with the Consolidated UCA Management Plan and Semi-annual Consolidated UCA Management Report requirements described in DFARS 243.204-70-7, SCOs are required to ensure unpriced change orders with an estimated value exceeding $5 million are input/updated in the UCA Reporting tool on a semi-annual basis no later than April 10th and October 10th of each year. Special access program offices will provide the information directly to the DAS(C)/ADAS(C), as appropriate.