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Follow these mandatory procedures (MP) when requesting approval to purchase restricted specialty metals under DFARS 225.7003. The requirement to comply with these statutory and regulatory restrictions applies to procurements in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold. This MP provides guidance for drafting DNAD and Commercial Derivative Military Article (CDMA) Determination and Finding (D&F) documents. The DNAD or CDMA D&Fs should be tailored to the particular acquisition. In some cases, the contracting officer may not be able to obtain all of the data specified in the templates referenced below; however, the contracting officer should make every effort to do so.
When a program office concludes that an item to be delivered under a prime contract is a commercial derivative military article (as defined at DFARS 252.225-7009) and the prime contractor provides the certification required at DFARS 252.225-7010, the contracting officer must prepare a CDMA D&F and coordinate the effort through the SCO and SAF/AQC for submission to the Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF) for approval. This approval authority is not delegable.
When a program office concludes that domestically melted or produced specialty metal cannot be procured (as described in DFARS 225.7003-3(b)(5)) to support the production of a particular end item or component, the contracting officer must prepare a DNAD D&F for specialty metals. The contracting officer must coordinate the effort through the SCO and SAF/AQC for submission to the SecAF for approval. The SecAF may grant a DNAD for an individual contract if a compliant specialty metal of satisfactory quality and sufficient quantity, and in the required form, cannot be procured as and when needed at a fair and reasonable price. This approval authority is not delegable. A Class DNAD requires the approval of the USD(AT&L).