Change Number: DFARS PGI Change 10/28/2022
Effective Date: 10/28/2022

PGI 208.7303 Procedures.

(1) Item managers and contracting officers will use the PMIC and/or other relevant data furnished with a purchase request to determine the applicability of this subpart.

(2) When an offeror advises of a precious metals requirement, the contracting officer shall use the procedures in Chapter 11 of DoD 4160.21-M, Defense Materiel Disposition Manual, to determine availability of required precious metal assets and current Government-furnished materiel (GFM) unit prices. If the precious metals are available, the contracting officer shall evaluate offers and award the contract on the basis of the offer that is in the best interest of the Government.

(3) When the clause prescribed by DFARS 208.7305 is included in a solicitation, the contracting officer shall ensure that Section B, Schedule of Supplies or Services and Prices, is structured to—

(i) Permit insertion of alternate prices for each deliverable contract line item number that uses precious metals; and

(ii) Use dual pricing evaluation procedures.