It is imperative that we find ways to reduce procurement administrative lead time (PALT). In that vein, Congress provided the Department an authority that enables us to significantly improve our ability to respond to Foreign Military Sales (FMS) requirements. Section 830(d) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328), authorizes a pilot program to reform and accelerate the contracting and pricing processes for certain FMS requirements.
The Director, Defense Pricing (DP)/Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), is conducting a comprehensive pilot program to accelerate the contracting and pricing process for up to 10 FMS contracts for full rate production of major weapon systems. To participate, contracting officers shall obtain prior approval by the Director, DP/ DPAP, using the attached application template. Submit applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the deviation is granted for a particular contract action in lieu of using the procedures at FAR 15.4, Contract Pricing, contracting officers participating in the pilot shall base price reasonableness determinations on actual cost and pricing data for purchases of the same product for the Department of Defense; and shall reduce the cost and pricing data to be submitted in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2306a. This pilot authority provides contracting officers broad discretion in determining the amount of certified cost and pricing data required to support any particular applicable procurement.
|Effective Date:||March 22, 2018 (3 years ago)|
|Expire Date:||None Given|