Change Number: AFFARS Change 3/1/2023
Effective Date: 03/01/2023

Subpart 5319.2 - POLICIES

Subpart 5319.2 - POLICIES

5319.201 General Policy

(b) See MP5301.601 (a)(i) Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) Matrix.

(c)(8) See MP5301.601 (a)(i) Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) Matrix.

(c)(10)(A) SB specialists review all acquisitions IAW DFARS 219.201(c)(10)(A) to include task and delivery orders (excluding awards under Phase I and Phase II of the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Programs). SB specialists shall review actions over $10,000, but under the simplified acquisition threshold, when required by the Director, SAF/SB or by written, joint agreement of the SCO and the MAJCOM/DRU/AFRCO Director of Small Business in accordance with DFARS PGI 219.201(c)(10)(1).

(B) Document review on the DD Form 2579, Small Business Coordination Record. Except for AFMC, forward a copy of all completed DD Forms 2579 in excess of $1,000,000 to the applicable MAJCOM/DRU Director of Small Business prior to convening an Acquisition Strategy Panel or prior to finalizing the Acquisition Strategy if an ASP is not convened. In those instances where the SB specialist and the SBA/PCR are precluded from the review process due to security classification, the contracting officer must complete a DD Form 2579, and the COCO must review and coordinate on the form.

(d)(1) The contracting office shall coordinate with the SB specialist as early in the acquisition planning process as practicable to enable early engagement on Air Force Small Business Program requirements. Refer to AFI 90-1801, Small Business Programs.

(d)(2) The SB specialist shall coordinate with SAF/SB when an acquisition strategy or plan involves substantial bundling.

(d)(3) The SB specialist shall coordinate with SAF/SB on all determinations and findings that involve substantial bundling.

5319.202 Specific Policy

Contracting officers shall provide for review by the Director, SAF/SB, or the Director's designee, any acquisition the Director, SAF/SB, deems necessary to fulfill the Director's authorities and responsibilities in AFI 90-1801 to provide advice and make recommendations. The contracting officer shall document the contract file with the recommendations of the Director, or the Director's designee, and whether the recommendations were accepted or rejected.