Class Deviation 2016-O0005
Enhanced Authority to Acquire Products and Services of Djibouti

Effective immediately, contracting officers shall use the attached deviation to limit competition to, or provide a preference for, products or services of Djibouti for procurements in support of DoD operations in the Republic of Djibouti (Djibouti). This class deviation supersedes class deviation 2015-O0012. This class deviation implements section 1263 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (Pub. L. 113-291), as amended by section 886(c) of the NDAA for FY 2016 (Pub. L. 114-92).

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD (AT&L)) signed a Class Determination and Findings on February 19, 2015, authorizing use of the enhanced authority provided in section 1263 when acquiring products and services in support of DoD operations in Djibouti. As provided in section 886(c), however, this authority is not available for the procurement of any product on the Ability One Procurement List, if such a product can be delivered by a qualified nonprofit agency in a timely fashion to support mission requirements. When utilizing this authority, the contracting officer shall-

  • Ensure a written determination is properly executed in accordance with DFARS 225.7798-3 and 225.7798-4 (DEVIATION 2016-O0005), using a format substantially the same as those provided at attachments 2 and 3 to this deviation;
  • Evaluate offers in accordance with DFARS 225.7798-5 (DEVIATION 2016-O0005); and
  • Include the appropriate provision and/or clause in the solicitation and contract in accordance with DFARS 225.7798-6 (DEVIATION 2016-O0005).
  • This class deviation remains in effect until September 30, 2018, unless incorporated in the DFARS or otherwise rescinded.

Effective Date: February 4, 2016 (7 years ago)
Expire Date: September 30, 2018 (4 years ago)
Rescinded: September 15, 2017 (5 years ago)
References: 2015-O0012
Official Documents: Memo
Official Attachments: 1 2 3
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