AFARS

AFARS

Change Number: 2022-1107
Effective Date: 11/07/2022

Subpart 5137.1 - Service Contracts - General

5137.102-90 Policy.

Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5000.74, Defense Acquisition Services, dated 5 January 2016, is the primary authority for service acquisitions.

5137.104 Personal services contracts.

(b)(i) The head of the contracting activity (HCA) will make the determination as required by DFARS 237.104(b)(i) to authorize contracts pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 129b and 5 U.S.C. 3109. See Appendix GG for further delegation. When a blanket determination and findings (D&F) applies, the contracting officer will include in the contract file a copy of the blanket D&F and a statement signed by the contracting officer clearly showing why the blanket D&F is applicable to the proposed contract.

(ii)(C)(2) The HCA for the U.S. Army Medical Command must approve requirements for services at DFARS 237.104(b)(ii)(C)(2). See Appendix GG for further delegation.

(iii)(A)(2) The HCA will make the determination as required by DFARS 237.104(b)(iii) to authorize contracts pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 129b(d). See Appendix GG for further delegation.

(S-90) Contracting officers will ensure that purchase requests for personal services in the areas listed in DA Pamphlet 25-91 (Visual Information Procedures) have been approved by the local multimedia/visual information activity. See Army Regulation 25-1.

5137.112 Government use of private sector temporaries.

Direct questions about acquisition of these services to the civilian personnel office.

5137.113-1 Waiver of cost allowability limitations.

(a) The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) has authority to make the determination at FAR 37.113-1. See Appendix GG for further delegation.

5137.170 Approval of contracts and task orders for services.

5137.170-2 Approval requirements.

(a) Acquisition of services through a contract or task order that is not performance based.

(1) The HCA has authority to approve actions for the dollar threshold identified at DFARS 237.170-2(a)(1). See Appendix GG for further delegation.

(2) The senior procurement executive has authority to approve actions for the dollar threshold identified at DFARS 237.170-2(a)(2). See Appendix GG for further delegation.