Authority to Acquire Products and Services Produced in Afghanistan or in Countries Along a Major Route of Supply to Afghanistan
Effective immediately, contracting officers shall use the following procedures and the attached class deviation to the extent feasible, in lieu of DFARS 225.7703, 252.225-7023, 252.225-7024, and 252.225-7026, when acquiring products or services in support of military or stability operations in Afghanistan. This class deviation supersedes class deviation 2014-O0014. It implements-
Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, as most recently amended by sections 886 and 1214 of the NDAA for FY 2016;
Section 886 of the NDAA for FY 2008, as most recently amended by section 886 of the NDAA for FY 2016.
If the acquisition is in support of operations in Afghanistan, unless the exception for Ability One products applies,-
Prepare and execute a written determination in accordance with DFARS 225.7799-1 and
225.7799-2 (DEVIATION 2016-O0004);
Evaluate offers in accordance with DFARS 225.7799-3 (DEVIATION 2016-O0004); and
Include the appropriate provision and/or clause in the solicitation and contract in accordance with DFARS 225.7799-4 (DEVIATION 2016-O0004).
This class deviation remains in effect until December 31, 2016, unless incorporated in the DFARS or otherwise rescinded.