This class deviation supersedes Class Deviation 2013-O0001, dated October 12, 2012. Effective immediately, contracting officers are encouraged to authorize contractors (including contractors with fixed-price contracts) to utilize appropriate Government sources of supply in performance of contracts in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Appropriate Government sources of supply include-
This policy constitutes a deviation from the policy at FAR 51.l01, which restricts the use of Government supply sources in other than cost-reimbursement contracts.
Contracting officers may modify existing contracts to include FAR 52.251-1 and DFARS 252.251-7000, in order to permit the use of Government supply sources. Both DLA and GSA local sourcing items can currently be accessed via MILSTRIP requisitioning only, which will necessitate the assignment of a Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DODAAC) by the Department of Defense contracting officer (DFARS PGI 251.102). Contracting officers shall comply with the requirements of FAR 51.102 and DFARS 251.102 when providing this authorization to contractors.
This class deviation remains in effect until incorporated in the DFARS or otherwise rescinded.