AAPD 13-01: REVIEW AND JUSTIFICATION OF PASS-THROUGH CONTRACTS
Subject Category: Acquisition Management
The purpose of this AAPD is to require Contracting Officers to perform three additional steps relative to the FAR 52.215-22 and FAR 52.215-23 review and justification of Pass-Through contracts. This AAPD is being issued to meet the requirements in Section 802 of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Effective immediately, whenever an offeror for a contract, task order or delivery order informs the Contracting Officer, pursuant to FAR 52.215-22 or 52.215-23 that the offeror intends to award subcontracts for more than seventy (70) percent of the total cost of work to be performed under the contract, task order, or delivery order, the Contracting Officer must ---
(i) Consider the availability of alternative contract vehicles and the feasibility of contracting directly with a subcontractor or subcontractors that will perform the bulk of the work;
(ii) Make a written determination that the contracting approach selected is in the best interest of the Government; and
(iii) Document the basis for such determination.
Last updated: August 10, 2015