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Part Number: Appendix A

DISA Acquisition Regulation Supplement

APPENDIX A -- DISA PLAN FOR CONTROL OF CLAUSES

Defense Information Systems Agency

Procurement Services Directorate (PSD)/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO)

Clause Control Plan

  1. Purpose

Revised August 2018

This plan establishes procedures and a system of controls for:

    1. Review requirements and approval authorities for one-time and class deviations;
    2. Use of unique or special clauses;
    3. Review and identification of component level clauses for inclusion in the DISA Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DARS); and
    4. Identifying all clauses included in solicitations and contracts, whether or not included in the DARS, as required by FAR 52.101, 52.103, and DFARS 252.101.
  1. Definitions

For the purpose of this Plan, the terms “regulation” and “clause” have the following meanings:

    1. Regulation. Any contracting supplement, policy letter, clause book, automated system, or similar regulatory instrument.
    2. Clause. Includes provisions and means a term or condition of the type set forth in FAR Part 52/DFARS Part 252.
    3. Other Key Terms. The following matrix reflects additional key terms along with related FAR and DFARS references.

Deviation

FAR Subpart 1.4; DFARS Subpart 201.4

Substantially-as-follows, or

Substantially-the-same-as

FAR 2.101

Modification

FAR 52.101 and 52.104

Alternate

FAR 52.105

Solicitation

FAR 2.101

  1. Table of Approval Authorities

Type

Reference

Approval Authority

Any new requirement for a

certification by a contractor or offeror unless imposed by statute.

DFARS 201.304(2)

Secretary of Defense (without delegation)

Any policy letter, clause book, policy, procedure, clause, or form that has a significant effect beyond internal operating procedures or poses a

significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors.

DFARS 201.304(1)(i)(A) & (B)

OUSD(A&S)DPC

Clause Control Plan

DFARS 201.304(4)

OUSD(A&S)DPC

Individual or class deviations from FAR/DFARS cited in 201.402(1):

(1) FAR 3.104/DFARS 203.104,

Procurement Integrity;

(2) FAR Subpart 27.4/DFARS Subpart 227.4, Rights in Data and

Copyrights;

FAR Part 30/DFARS Part 230, CAS

Administration;

  1. FAR Subpart 31.1/DFARS Subpart 231.1, Applicability (contract cost Principles);
  2. FAR Subpart 31.2/DFARS Part 231, Contracts with Commercial Organizations; or
  3. FAR Part 32/DFARS 232, Contract Financing (with two exceptions).

FAR Subpart 1.4

DFARS 201.402(1)

OUSD(A&S)DPC

Individual deviations from FAR/DFARS other than those cited in 201.402(1).

FAR 1.403

DFARS 201.403(1)

Head of the Contracting Activity

Class deviations other than those described in 201.402(1) that do not –

  1. Have a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the department or agency;
  2. Have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors;
  3. Diminish any preference given small business concerns by the FAR or DFARS; or
  4. Extend to requirements imposed by statute or by regulations of other agencies such as the Small Business Administration and the Department of Labor.

FAR 1.404 DFARS 201.404(b)(ii)

OUSD(A&S)DPC approves all class deviations

Provisions and clauses developed to fulfill a specific and unique requirement of the acquisition, or are a result of negotiations. They do not constitute a deviation from FAR or DFARS or require OUSD(A&S)DPC approval.

DFARS 201.304

Head of the Contracting Activity

Contract

Proposed new repetitive use or "substantially the same as" local clauses. They do not constitute a deviation from FAR or DFARS or require OUSD(A&S)DPC approval.

FAR 1.401

DFARS 201.304

Head of the Contracting Activity

OUSD(A&S)DPC

(for rule-making process)

Proposed use of modifications, alternates, and authorized deviations.

FAR 1.401

Contracting Officer

Proposed tailoring by the contracting officer of the commercial item provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items and the clause at FAR 52.212-4

Contract Terms and Conditions- Commercial Items (with certain limitations) consistent with commercial practice.

FAR 12.302

Contracting Officer

Proposed tailoring (inconsistent with customary practice) by the contracting officer of the commercial item provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to

Offerors - Commercial

DFARS 212.302

Head of the Contracting Activity

  1. Deviation Review Procedures
    1. Written justification for a new certification by a contractor or offeror that requires approval by the Secretary of Defense shall be processed by routing (See Contract Document Approval Signature Routing Procedures from the Contracting Officer through the cognizant CoCO and HCO, PL21, Contract Policy Branch, the Office of General Counsel, and HCA prior to approval by the SPE and submission to the DAR Council Director for processing to USD (A&S) via OUSD (A&S) DPC.
    2. Proposed deviations from FAR or DFARS that require approval by OUSD (A&S) DPC shall be processed by routing (See Contract Document Approval Signature Routing Procedures from the contracting officer through the cognizant CoCO and HCO, PL21 Contract Policy Branch, the Office of General Counsel, and HCA prior to approval by the SPE and submission to the DAR Council Director for processing. The PL21 Contract Policy Branch will coordinate with the DAR Council representative on required approvals, as necessary.
    3. Proposed individual deviations from FAR, DFARS, or DARS that do not require OUSD (A&S) DPC approval, shall be processed by routing with DISA Form 320a from the contracting officer through the cognizant CoCO and HCO, PL21 Policy Branch, and Office of General Counsel for approval by the Head of the Contracting Activity.

e. All deviation requests for approval shall include, at a minimum, the information required by DFARS 201.402(2).

  1. Unique or Special Requirements Review Procedures
    1. Proposed contract administration data or supplemental contract requirements which fulfill a specific and unique requirement of the acquisition and are not for repetitive use, or are the result of negotiations, do not constitute a deviation from the FAR or DFARS, and which do not require the approval of OUSD (A&S) DPC will be submitted drafted by the PL21 Contract Policy Branch ICA the Office of General Counsel for approval by the Head of the Contracting Activity The following requirements are not required to be included in agency acquisition regulations:

G1. Points of Contact

G2. Contract/Order Closeout-Fixed-Price, Time-and-Materials, or Labor-Hour

G3. Ordering Procedures for External Agencies/Organizations

G20. Electronic Invoicing for Telecommunications Services

G21. Contract Payments - Delivery Ticket Invoice (DTI)

G23. Outage Credits

G24. Contract Billing Dates for Services

H1. Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest (OCCI) H2. Requirement to Submit an Electronic Product List

H2. Requirement to Submit an Electronic Product List

H3. Key Personnel

H5. Use of Government-Furnished Computers

H6. Option to Exercise Surge Support

H7. Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) Minimum Insurance Requirement

H8. Defense Information System Agency Incidental Property ManagemenT

H9. Government Furnished Property Contractor Management

H20. Critical Infrastructure Compliance

H21. Approved Products List

    1. Proposed new repetitive use of substantially-the-same-as clauses that do not constitute a deviation from the FAR or DFARS, but requires the approval of OUSD (A&S) DPC through the rule-making process will be submitted for review by the PL21 Contract Policy Branch and Office of General Counsel for approval by the Head of the Contracting Activity. The reviews are to ensure the clauses do not contain material differences from those already authorized for use and that circumstances for use of the provisions and clauses are appropriate. These provisions and clauses will be included in the (DARS.
    2. Proposed tailoring of clauses, use of alternates, and authorized deviations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Contracting Officer, cognizant CoCO and HCO, PL21 Contract Policy Branch, and the DISA Office of General Counsel to ensure proper use and that the alternate language is authorized prior to being included in solicitations and contracts.
    3. Proposed tailoring by the contracting officer of the commercial item provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items and the clause at FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (with certain limitations) to adapt to market conditions after conducting market research will be reviewed by the Office of General Counsel for actions that exceed the Simplified Acquisition Threshold. Tailoring inconsistent with customary practice must be approved by Head of the Contracting Activity waiver.
    4. Contracting officers outside the United States may deviate from prescribed non-statutory FAR and DFARS clauses when contracting with governments of NATO countries NATO organizations and such governments or organizations, and/or the United Nations who will not agree to the standard clauses. The HeadCoCO and HCO shall maintain a record of all such deviations.
  1. Clause Numbering
    1. All clauses included in solicitations and contracts must adhere to the numbering and identification requirements of FAR Subpart 52.1, as supplemented by DFARS Subpart 252.1.
    2. Provisions or clauses authorized for one-time use do not have to be numbered; however, they must be identified in accordance with FAR 52.103 by title, date, and name of the contracting office that developed the provision or clause.
  2. Controls
    1. This plan shall be reviewed annually and updated as required to reflect changes in policy or procedures. When updated, a copy will be provided to the DAR Council Director for review and processing to OUSD (A&S) DPC for approval.
    2. Copies of all Agency supplemental clauses will be provided to the PL21 Contract Policy Branch for review and consideration for inclusion in agency-level acquisition regulations for use on an agency-wide basis.
  3. Focal Point

The HCA is the focal point for resolution of internal or public inquiries on authority for use of deviations, unique or special requirements, clauses, and supplemental clauses.

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