Officials shall designate Decision Authorities to review Acquisitions of
Services for each of the categories in Table 9 in this Enclosure.
b. The following
procedures shall apply to IT services estimated to cost more than $500
million, all services estimated to cost more than $1 billion, and special
interest programs designated by the USD(AT&L), the ASD(NII), or their
(1) Senior Officials of the Military
Departments and decision authorities in DoD Components outside the Military
Departments shall, before the final solicitation is issued (or, for other
than full and open competition, before negotiations commence) notify the
USD(AT&L) of any proposed acquisition of non-IT services with a total
estimated value over $1 billion (base year(s) and options), or the
ASD(NII)/DoD CIO of any proposed acquisition of IT services with a total
estimated value over $500 million (base year(s) and options).
(2) Notification shall consist of a
briefing or written notification to the Director, Defense Procurement,
Acquisition Policy, and Strategic Sourcing (DPAP), in the Office of the
USD(AT&L), or the Director, Acquisition, in the Office of the ASD(NII),
indicating the expected value of the acquisition of services for the
projected life (base year and options) of the contract, and providing copies
of the Acquisition Strategy and, if competitive, sections L and M of the
solicitation. A Justification and Approval and an acquisition plan will be
submitted if the acquisition strategy uses a sole source approach or if
directed by the Decision Authority.
(3) The ASD(NII)/DoD CIO shall notify
the USD(AT&L) of any proposed acquisitions of IT services with a total
estimated value greater than $1 billion (base year(s) and options).
(4) Within 10 working days after
receipt of the notification, the USD(AT&L) or ASD(NII)/DoD CIO or
designee shall initiate a review of the proposed acquisition strategy. The
review shall be accomplished within 30 days. Issues arising from the review
shall be resolved in accordance with procedures specified by the
USD(AT&L) or ASD(NII)/DoD CIO or designee, in direct coordination with
the originating Senior Official or decision authority. After completion of
the review, the Director, DPAP (for all acquisitions greater than $1
billion), or the ASD(NII) (for acquisitions of IT services greater than $500
million), shall document the result in a decision memorandum. The
acquisition may only proceed, and final RFPs may only be released, after the
Acquisition Strategy has been approved.
c. The Director,
DPAP, shall maintain a list of the acquisitions of services expected to exceed
$1 billion (base year(s) and options) based upon the notifications provided by
the DoD Components.