Effective immediately, this class deviation rescinds and supersedes Class Deviation 2016-O0006. Contracting officers shall incorporate the attached clause 252.225-7980, Contractor Personnel Performing in the United States Africa Command Area of Responsibility (DEVIATION 2016-O0008), in lieu of the clause at DFARS 252.225-7040, Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States, in all solicitations and contracts, including solicitations and contracts using FAR part 12 procedures for the acquisition of commercial items, that will require contractor personnel to perform in the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) area of responsibility (AOR). In addition, to the extent practicable, contracting officers shall modify current, active contracts with performance in the USAFRICOM AOR to incorporate the attached clause 252.225-7980.
The USAFRICOM Commander has identified a need to utilize the Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker to identify contractors employed under all contracts performed in their area of responsibility, regardless of the length of performance or contract value, during all operational phases (including Phase 0), and not limited to contracts in support of declared contingency operations. This clause facilitates enforcement of the USAFRICOM Commander's requirement.
This class deviation remains in effect until incorporated in the DFARS, or otherwise rescinded.