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(6) Except as otherwise authorized, any supplemental agreement defining contract change notifications when the contract change notifications being definitized accomplished a change which increased the cost to the Government by more than the dollar limitation regardless of whether there are offsetting credits provided in the same supplemental agreement.

(7) Utility contracts the estimated annual service charge plus the connection or termination charge, if any.

(m) When contracting authority is limited as to dollar amount, the limitation does not include:

(1) Contractual instruments

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do no more than commit funds for engineering changes or provisioning items, whether or not there was any previous commitment for such items.

(2) Contractual instruments increasing fund obligations under partially funded contracts (see paragraph (b) (1) and (2) of this section) when not exceeding the firmly negotiated total cost of the program as stated in the prime contract.

(3) Contractual instruments obligating funds covering calls issued under terms of requirements contracts (§ 1003.409 (b) of this subchapter), indefinite quantity contracts (§ 1003.409 (c) of this subchapter), or call procurement arrangements (§ 1003.409-50 of this subchapter).

(4) Contract change notifications issued according to Subpart C, Part 1054 of this chapter.

(5) Contractual instruments which obligate funds for provisioning items where the approved contract contained an item for provisioning spares, ground handling and support equipment, etc.

(n) Authorities vested in chiefs of AF foreign missions are likewise vested in AF sections of joint military missions.

(0) Requirements aggregating more than the dollar amount of the contracting authority delegated will not be broken down into more than one purchase transaction for the purpose of avoiding authority limitations.

(p) Authorities vested in Deputy Directors of Procurement and Production are likewise vested in Technical Associates performing procurement and production functions at comparable level.

[27 F.R. 1610, Feb. 21, 1962, as amended at 27 F.R. 11760, Nov. 29, 1962]

§ 1001.454 Authority to designate contracting officers and representatives thereof.

(a) Contracting officers, as defined in §1.201-3 of this title, will be those designated by the persons listed in this section, or by persons who are authorized in writing by the persons listed in this section to designate contracting officers within the meaning of that term as used throughout Chapter I of this title and this chapter.

(1) Secretary of the Air Force.
(2) Chief of Staff, USAF.
(3) Vice Chief of Staff.

(4) Deputy Chief of Staff, Materiel. (5) Director of Procurement and Production, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Materiel.

(6) Sole head of a procuring activity (Commander, AMC).

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(b) The authority of the Commander, AMC, with respect to designating contracting officers and representatives of contracting officers, as set forth § 1.401 of this title and paragraph (a) of this section, has been delegated to the Director of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC, with power of redelegation. Authority to designate includes authority to terminate designations.

(c) The authority referred to in paragraph (b) of this section has been redelegated by the Director of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC, to the officials listed in this paragraph. Except as specified, exercise of the authority is limited to the designation of persons under the jurisdiction of the designating authority.

(1) Commanders of major air commands with power of redelegation not below the level of a staff officer responsible for procurement within the headquarters of the first echelon of command at numbered Air Force or ARDC center level.

(2) Air attachés and chiefs of AF foreign missions.

(3) Commanders and deputy commanders, contract management regions, who may also designate persons not under the jurisdiction of the designating authority, including persons under the jurisdiction of other AF commands, as representatives of contracting officers.

(4) Commanders and deputy commanders of air materiel areas who may also designate persons not under the jurisdiction of the designating authority, including persons under the jurisdiction of other AF commands, as representa

tives of contracting officers. Commander and Deputy Commander, Rome Air Materiel Area (ROAMA), may redelegate to the Commander and Deputy Commander, Ground Electronics Engineering Installation Agency (GEEIA), with power of further redelegation to commanders, GEEIA regional offices, for the purpose of executing communications service authorizations only.

(5) Commanders and deputy commanders of AF depots.

(6) Commanders of separate AMC activities under the direct jurisdiction of the Commander, AMC.

(7) Deputy Directors of the Directorate of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC, who may also designate (i) as contracting officers, persons assigned to any Hq AMC activity, and (ii) as representatives of contracting officers, persons not under the jurisdiction of the designated authority, including persons under the jurisdiction of other AF commands.

(8) Commander and deputy commander, AMC centers.

(9) Director, Air Force Academy Construction Agency, who may also designate persons not under his jurisdiction as representatives of contracting officers.

(10) Commanders and Deputy Commanders, Air Materiel Forces, who may also designate persons under the jurisdiction of other AF commands as representatives of contracting officers. Further redelegation may be made to commanders of first echelons of command immediately subordinate to the AMF.

(11) Commander and Deputy Commander, 2709th AF Vehicle Control Group.

[26 F.R. 12332, Dec. 27, 1961]

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The delegation described in this section is a general one, and all other existing or future delegations, regulations, or directives issued by competent authority, to the extent to which they would, expressly or by reasonable implication, limit the scope of or impose conditions or restrictions upon the exercise of the general authorities set forth in this section, will be controlling over it.

(a) The Commander, AMC, has delegated, with power of redelegation, to the Director and Deputy Directors of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC, the authority to act for the Secretary of the Air Force or the Assistant Secretary of

the Air Force (Materiel) in the following particulars:

(1) To enter into, approve, and take other action in respect to contracts, change orders, supplemental agreements, awards, letter contracts, leases, amendments of contracts, and other contractual instruments.

(2) To make, authorize, and approve sales or contracts for the sale of equipment, supplies, and materiel.

(3) Approve deviations from regulations, in respect to procurement, and deviations from approved forms of contracts; provided all deviations from Subchapter A, Chapter I of this title and this subchapter will be effected in the manner provided in Subpart A of this part, as it may from time to time be amended or supplemented.

(b) There is specifically excepted from the delegation described above, all authority to take action under Public Law 85-804 (50 U.S.C. 1431 et seq), to make findings and exceptions under the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 10a-d), to approve contracts made pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 55a and Section 601 of the Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1959 (and similar provisions in subsequent Appropriation Acts), to make the determinations required by Section 625 of the Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1959 (and similar provisions in subsequent acts), to authorize leases pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2667, and to do other things which by law, regulation, or other directive may not be delegated. [26 F.R. 12332, Dec. 27, 1961, as amended at 27 F.R. 9914, Oct. 9, 1962]

§ 1001.456

Authorities of the sole "head of a procuring activity."

(a) The Director of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC, has been authorized by the Commander, AMC, to issue delegations of the redelegable authorities that are vested in the Commander, AMC, as sole "head of a procuring activity." Any such delegations issued to oversea commands, air attaches, and foreign missions will be issued "by direction of the Commander, AMC."

(b) The Director of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC, has delegated to the persons listed in this paragraph all redelegable powers vested in the head of a procuring activity by Subchapter A, Chapter I of this title, except as noted.

(1) Commanders of major air commands with power of redelegation not below the level of a staff officer respon

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sible for procurement within the headquarters of the first echelon of command immediately subordinate to the major air command. However, the powers forth in §§ 3.303, 5.1105-3 and 7.103-12 of this title were withheld from the commanders of major air commands located within the United States, and its possessions, and the powers set forth in §§ 3.303 and 5.1105-3 of this title were withheld from commanders of oversea commands located outside the possessions of the United States.

(2) Air attaches and chiefs of AF foreign missions. However, the powers set forth in §§ 3.303 and 5.1105-3 of this title were withheld.

[27 F.R. 9914, Oct. 9, 1962]

§ 1001.457

Authority to enter into, execute and approve contracts.

(a) The authority to enter into, manually execute or approve contracts has been delegated by the Director of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC, to the persons listed below. Awards made and contracts executed in excess of dollar limitations shown herein or as provided for in paragraph (b) of this section, and §§ 1001.458, 1001.459 and 1001.461, require approval of higher authority as set forth in Subpart E, Part 1053 of this chapter. Properly authorized letter contracts do not require manual approval, irrespective of dollar amount, except letter contracts for personal and professional services as described in § 1001.458 (§ 1003.408 of this subchapter).

(1) Commanders of major air commands within the continental United States except AMC and ARDC. Authority is limited to making awards and manually approving contracts involving $100,000 or less except Commander, Military Air Transport Service, who has been authorized to make awards and manually approve contracts involving $350,000 or less. Commanders may delegate authority to manually approve contracts not below the level of a staff officer responsible for procurement within the headquarters of the first echelon of command immediately subordinate to the major air command. Commanders may authorize contracting officers within the major air command to make awards and execute contracts involving $100,000 or less. Delegations of procurement authority to contracting officers must be uniform throughout the

major air command. (See subparagraph (7) of this paragraph for ARDC.)

NOTE: Reference is made to paragraph 14, AFR 91-5 (Utility Services), concerning review of rate schedules, technical sufficiency, and contract content of utility contracts. The regulation pertains to responsibilities for review of rate schedules, technical sufficiency and contract only and does not pertain to or restrict contracts approval authorities.

(2) Commanders of major oversea commands. Commanders may delegate authority to manually approve contracts not below the level of a staff officer responsible for procurement within the headquarters of the first echelon of command immediately subordinate to the major air command. Commanders may authorize contracting officers within the major air command to make awards and execute contracts involving $100,000 or less. Delegations of procurement authority to contracting officers must be uniform throughout the major air

command.

(3) Air attachés and chiefs of AF foreign missions. Authority is limited to making awards and approving contracts involving $100,000 or less, except Chief, Joint United States Military Group, Spain, who has been authorized to make awards and manually approve contracts involving $1,000,000 or less. May authorize contracting officers, designated by them, to make awards and execute contracts involving $100,000 or less.

(4) Commander, 2709th AF Vehicle Control Group. Authority is limited to: (i) Making awards and manually approving contracts involving $350,000 or less, and (ii) manually approving contractual instruments which do no more than obligate overruns on cost-plus-afixed-fee contracts. Authority may be redelegated to: (a) Chief, Procurement and Production Division, (b) Deputy Commander during absences of the Commander, and (c) contracting officers under his jurisdiction to make awards and execute contracts involving $30,000 or less, except that production lists or calls under open contracts and orders under provisioning documents for items already on contract may be issued (through administrative contracting officers) to contractors irrespective of dollar amount.

(5) Commanders, air materiel areas and Dayton AF Depot. Authority is limited to: (i) Making awards and manually approving contracts as a re

sult of formal advertising or small business restricted advertising irrespective of dollar amount (authority to approve supplemental agreements amounting to more than $1,000,000 which result from the exercise of an option is excluded), (ii) making negotiated awards and manually approving contracts involving amounts of $1,000,000 or less, and (iii) manually approving contracts which do no more than obligate overruns on costplus-a-fixed-fee contracts. Authority may be redelegated to: (a) Directors of procurement and production, (b) deputy commanders during absences of the commander, (c) Director, USAF Logistic Control Group for amounts of $100,000 or less, and (d) contracting officers under their jurisdiction to make awards and execute contracts involving $30,000 or less, except that production lists or calls under open contracts and orders under provisioning documents for items already on contract may be issued (through administrative contracting officer) to contractors irrespective of dollar amount.

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NOTE: The limiting authority up $30,000 is not applicable to obligating funds previously committed (but not obligated) in the basic contract.

(6) Commanders of separate AMC installations (excludes AMC field procurement activities and air materiel forces) under the direct jurisdiction of the Commander, AMC. Authority is limited to making awards and manually approving contracts involving $100,000 or less. Commanders may authorize contracting officers under their jurisdiction to make awards and execute contracts involving $30,000 or less.

(7) Commander, ARDC, make awards and manually approve contracts, irrespective of dollar amount, with respect to research and development contracting matters including authority to: (i) Waive bid, payment, performance, or other bonds (other than for construction), (ii) administer patent matters incident to R&D contracts, (iii) approve insurance programs and pension and retirement plans of AF contractors, and (iv) approve repricing actions according to paragraph (b) of this section. authority may be redelegated. A copy of all redelegations by the Commander, ARDC, of any of his research and development procurement authorities will be furnished to the AMC (MCPP). Limitations of the authority are shown below.

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(a) This authority does not apply to procurement initiated by Wright Air Development Center (WADD), except for procurements of research and of armament development using 650 series funds. Procurements initiated by WADD for other than research or armament development in the 650 series (primarily development of experimental aircraft and aeronautical items) will be accomplished by WADD's preparing and forwarding a purchase request to AMC Aeronautical Systems Center, for necessary procurement action. Reassignments from WADD to any other component of ARDC of other-than-research responsibilities that involve procurement actions will be subject to prior coordination with the Director of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC.

(b) Supplemental agreements amounting to more than $1,000,000 resulting from the exercise of an option, require review and manual approval as set forth in (d) of this subdivision.

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(c) Negotiated contracts, more than $1,000,000 for research are subject to review by the Office of the Procurement Committee (MCPC), Directorate of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC, before manual approval by an official duly authorized by the Commander, ARDC.

(d) Negotiated contracts, involving more than $1,000,000 for other than research (including base procurement) are subject to review by MCPC, Hq AMC, and manual approval by an official duly authorized by the Director of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC.

(e) Manually approve contractual instruments which do no more than obligate overruns on cost-plus-a-fixed-fee contracts.

(8) Deputy Directors and the Assistant to the Director, of the Directorate of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC. Normally, the authority with respect to manually approving contracts, involving $1,000,000 or less, that are subject to manual approval of a duly authorized official of the Directorate of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC, because of limitations on delegated authority, will be exercised by a Deputy Director or the Assistant to the Director, of the Directorate of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC. Such contracts involving more than $1,000,000 are normally approved by the Director of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC, but in his absence may be approved by

one of the Deputy Directors or the Assistant to the Director, or by an individual officially designated as "Acting" in one of the above capacities. For the purpose of the dollar limitations in this section, acquisition cost on any industrial facilities to be furnished under a facilities contract will not be added to the amount of funds being obligated on that contract.

(9) Commander, AMC centers. Authority is limited to: (i) Making awards and manually approving contracts awarded as a result of formal advertising or small business restricted advertising irrespective of dollar amount (authority to approve supplemental agreements amounting to more than $1,000,000 which result from the exercise of an option, is excluded), (ii) making negotiated awards and manually approving contracts (including facilities contracts) involving amounts of $1,000,000 or less, (iii) manually approving contractual instruments which do no more than obligate overruns on cost-plus-a-fixed-fee contracts, (iv) manually approving supplemental agreements for engineering changes (this authority may be used in conjunction with other contractual actions which in themselves in the aggregate do not exceed the delegated dollar limitation without further approval), and (v) making awards and manually approving short form facilities contracts using MCP 71-663 contract provisions, irrespective of dollar amount. Authority may be redelegated.

(10) Director, Air Force Academy Construction Agency. Make awards and manually approve contracts and modifications thereto for supplies and services involving $350,000 or less. Contracts in excess of $350,000 will be subject to manual approval by duly authorized approving officials of the Directorate of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC. Contracting officers of the Air Force Academy Construction Agency are authorized to make awards and manually execute contracts and modifications thereto involving $30,000 or less, without approval of higher authority, subject to such limitations as may be imposed by the Director, Air Force Academy Construction Agency.

(11) Commanders and deputy commanders, air materiel forces, for amounts of $350,000 or less, with power of redelegation to not below the level of a staff officer responsible for procurement

within the headquarters of the first echelon of command immediately subordinate to the air materiel force. Contracting officers, under the jurisdiction of the air materiel force, may be authorized to make awards and execute contracts involving $100,000 or less. Administrative contracting officers under the jurisdiction of the air materiel force may be authorized to exercise the authority described in subparagraph (12) of this paragraph.

(12) Administrative contracting officers. Authority is limited to: (i) Issuing calls according to the provisions of AMCR 20-19; (ii) pricing and, where a price redetermination clause is applicable, repricing calls against indefinite quantity, indefinite price (open) contracts, and executing documents establishing such initial or revised prices after review and approval according to the provisions of Subpart F, Part 1055 of this chapter, subject to the requirements of paragraph (b) of this section; (iii) retroactive repricing of FPR-E type contracts and executing supplemental agreements establishing such revised prices, subject to the requirements of paragraph (b) of this section; (iv) pricing and, where a price redetermination clause is applicable and the procuring contracting officer specifically makes the assignment, repricing support items procured under a provisioning document concurrently with the end items to which they relate, and executing contractual documents establishing such initial or revised prices (estimated cost and fee) after review and approval as provided in Subpart F, Part 1055 of this chapter, subject to the requirements of paragraph (b) of this section; (v) executing orders for supplies and services pursuant to the terms of a contract that authorizes such action; and (vi) issuing POODS or similar documents to obligate funds previously committed when necessary to cover obligations arising from authorized contractual actions.

(b) All repricing actions, including but not limited to those under incentive type contracts, FPR-E, and old Form III's and IV's (but excluding those under contracts with escalation clauses) require manual approval as set forth below. (1) The Director of Procurement and Production, Hq AMC, has limited the authority granted to Commander, ARDC, and AMC activities to execute and man

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