TRANSFARS PART 5501 THE FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION SYSTEM
SUBPART 5501.1 – PURPOSE, AUTHORITY, ISSUANCE
The United States Transportation Command Acquisition Regulation Supplement (TRANSFARS) provides command acquisition policies and procedures and supplements the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and DOD FAR Supplement (DFARS).
The TRANSFARS applies to all USTRANSCOM contracting officers that receive contracting authority from USTRANSCOM, Director of Acquisition (TCAQ).
5501.201-1 The Two Councils.
(d) The TRANSFARS is prepared and maintained by the Business Support/Policy Division (TCAQ-P).
(i) Proposed revisions to the FAR, DFARS, or TRANSFARS shall be submitted in accordance with DFARS 201.201-1(d)(i).
5501.301 -- Policy.
(a)(2) TCAQ maintains operating instructions that further explain policies and procedures for subject matters that are internal to the agency and do not have a significant impact on contractors or offerors. These instructions will be kept to a minimum and are approved by TCAQ.
5501.303 -- Publication and codification.
(i) United States Transportation Command is assigned Chapter 55 of Title 48 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
5501.304 -- Agency control and compliance procedures.
(a) As used in this section, the term clause includes provisions and means a term or condition of the type set forth in FAR Part 52, DFARS Part 252, and TRANSFARS 5552.
(b) Requests for clauses shall be submitted in writing to TCAQ-P and include a copy of the clause(s), and sufficient justification as to why the clause is needed in accordance with DFARS 201.201-1(d)(i). The Head of the Contracting Activity is the approval authority for local clauses.
(c) TCAQ-P shall conduct an annual review of all TRANSFARS clauses in use. Reviews may recommend retention, deletion or modification of the existing clauses.
(d) USTRANSCOM Point of Contact (POC):
United States Transportation Command
Chief, Business Support/Policy Division
508 Scott Drive
Scott AFB IL 62225-5357
(5) Changes and revisions to the TRANSFARS, policy letters, and operating instructions shall be distributed to Directorate of Acquisition divisions electronically and posted to the shared drive.
(6) All documents relating to procurement matters that require review, coordination, and/or approval by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) must be sent through TCAQ-P and be endorsed in writing by the Director of Acquisition. Document packages will clearly show all reviews and coordination that the action has received at the division and lower-levels, to include legal counsel review.
(i) The Director of Acquisition (TCAQ) is the approval authority within USTRANSCOM for FAR and DFARS individual deviations except for the individual or class deviations at DFARS 201.402(1).
(ii) TCAQ shall approve deviations to TRANSFARS.
5501.403 Individual Deviations.
(1) See approval requirements in 5501.304(4).