Revised: 2 May 2022
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Contracting officers shall assess scope when modifying contracts. Proposed modifications generally constitute new work when, a) an individual modification or the cumulative effect from previous modifications result in changes that were not fairly and reasonably within the contemplation of the parties when the contract was awarded; or b) when proposed changes are not within the terms of the original contract award. New work requires competition unless one of the seven exceptions to competition found in FAR 6.302 applies. See the “Scope Determination – MFR” template.
(a) Contracting officers must document the contract file with the justification for the delay and revised definitization milestone schedule.
(c) See MP5301.601-90. Submit requests for waivers through the SCO to SAF/AQC for approval.
To comply with the Consolidated UCA Management Plan and Semi-annual Consolidated UCA Management Report requirements described in DFARS 243.204-70-7, SCOs are required to ensure unpriced change orders with an estimated value exceeding $5 million are input/updated in the UCA Reporting tool on a semi-annual basis no later than April 10th and October 10th of each year. Special access program offices will provide the information directly to the DAS(C)/ADAS(C), as appropriate.