AFARS – PART 5111
Describing Agency Needs
(Revised 12 August 2020)
(a) The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) has the authority to require offerors to demonstrate that items offered meet the standards as set forth in FAR 11.103(a). See Appendix GG for further delegation.
The Army Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO) is the central point for all efforts and processes related to cloud adoption across the Army. The ECMO will establish a standardized cloud architecture intended for use by all Army mission areas.
ECMO will provide enterprise-level contracts for commercial CSP offerings, common services, and application migration support. Where feasible and cost effective, the ECMO will leverage DoD Enterprise contracts such as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract; while establishing Army Enterprise Cloud Contracts based on mission requirements.
Purchase Request Packages for NEW contracts for CLOUD Computing Services shall include the approved standard language in the Performance Work Statement unless a waiver approved by ECMO is included. This includes Follow-On Contracts. The approved PWS language applies to contract actions for Migrating to the Cloud, New SW development in the Cloud, Follow-On Contracts related to Common Services and Management, and Cloud Hosting, Use of Enterprise solutions. PWS subject areas include Use of Enterprise Services, Modernization/Migration, Software Development, Security, Data, Cloud Service Providers, Common Services, Security Incident Planning, Security, and Cost/price management & Reporting. The standard PWS language is provided in Appendix HH.
Purchase Request Packages for Exercising an Option on an Existing Contracts are coordinated with ECMO IAW 5111.70. The coordination document shall be filed in the contract file.
New contracts for Cloud Migration, Hosting, and Managed Services Contracting Officers and requiring activities will maximize use of the CLIN/SLIN descriptions in accordance with Appendix HH.
Prior to Issuing a NEW order against an existing contract that does not accommodate the standard PWS/requirement (See Appendix HH), then during the engagement with ECMO, the requiring activity should consider alternate contracting methods that may include issuing a new contract.
(b)(1) The head of the contracting activity, on a non-delegable basis, has the authority to determine use of the items as described in DFARS 211.274-2.
(b)(2)(i)(B) The head of the contracting activity shall execute the determination and findings. See Appendix GG for further delegation.
The contracting officer shall include separately identifiable contract line items as described at DFARS 204.7103 for items, including items of contractor acquired property, that require item unique identification as identified in DFARS 211.274-2.
(a)(1) Use the clause at 252.211-7003, Item Identification and Valuation, in all solicitations and contracts for supplies.
(2) The contracting officer must obtain from the requiring activity a list of items with a unit value less than $5,000 that require unique identification. The contracting officer must enter those items into paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of the clause.
(3) As required in DFARS 252.211-7003(c)(1)(iii), include an attachment in the contract which lists embedded DoD serially managed subassemblies, components and parts that are uniquely identified.
(d) The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) may reduce or waive the amount of liquidated damages under a contract, as described at FAR 11.501(d). See Appendix GG for further delegation.
The G-4 Business Transformation, Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command is responsible for administering the Priorities and Allocations System within the Army.
(e) See DoD 4400.1-M, Department of Defense Priorities and Allocations Manual. Direct questions about areas not covered in DoD 4400.1-M to:
G-4 Business Transformation
Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command
4400 Martin Road
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898.
(c)(i) Insert the provision at AFARS 5152.211-9000, Evaluation of Subline Items, in solicitations when a fixed-price construction contract is contemplated and the clause at AFARS 5152.211-9001 is included in the solicitation.
(ii) In addition to the clause at FAR 52.211-18, insert the clause at AFARS 5152.211-9001, Variations in Estimated Quantities—Subline Items, in solicitations and contracts when—
(A) A fixed-price construction contract is contemplated that authorizes a variation in the estimated quantity of unit-priced items; and
(B) Those unit priced items will be subdivided into subline items and separately priced for payment purposes.