Part 5343 - Contract Modifications

AFFARS PART 5343 Knowledge Center

2019 Edition

Revised: 2 May 2022

      Subpart 5343.1 - GENERAL

           5343.102-90 Contract Scope Considerations

      Subpart 5343.2 - CHANGE ORDERS

           5343.204-70-1 Scope

           5343.204-70-3 Definitization Schedule

           5343.204-70-5 Exceptions

           5343.204-70-7 Plans and Reports

Subpart 5343.1 - GENERAL

5343.102-90 Contract Scope Considerations

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.

Subpart 5343.2 - CHANGE ORDERS

5343.204-70-1 Scope

(b) When complying with the requirements described in DFARS 243.204-70-1, SCOs must provide a courtesy copy to SAF/AQC . Maintain proof of submission in the contract file.

5343.204-70-3 Definitization Schedule

(a) Contracting officers must document the contract file with the justification for the delay and revised definitization milestone schedule.

5343.204-70-5 Exceptions

(c) See MP5301.601-90. Submit requests for waivers through the SCO to SAF/AQC for approval.

5343.204-70-7 Plans and Reports

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.