NOAA Acquisition Manual

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Subchapter G- Contract Management

Part 1330-43 Contract Modifications

Subpart 1330-43.1 General

1330-43.102 Policy

1330-43.105 Availability of Funds

1330-43.2 Change Orders

1330-43.204(b) Definitization of Unpriced Change Orders

1330-43.205 Contract Clauses


 

Part 1330-43 Contract Modifications

Subpart 1330-43.1 General

1330-43.102 Policy

(a) Complete a BCM for any negotiated change to the contract.
 

1330-43.105 Availability of Funds

(a)(1) Funding contract modifications. See 1330-32.703-170(a)(2) for additional policy on funding contract modifications.
 

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Subpart 1330-43.2 Change Orders

1330-43.204(b) Definitization of Unpriced Change Orders

(1) An unpriced change order shall include a not-to-exceed amount and a definitization schedule that provide for definitization by the earlier of:

  1. The definitization of an unpriced change order within 180 days of being issued; or
  2. The definitization of an unpriced change to occur on the date that the funds obligated under the change order is equal to more than 50 percent of the not-to-exceed amount.
    1. The Government shall not obligate more than 50 percent of the not-to-exceed amount before definitization occurs.
    2. If a contractor submits a qualifying proposal before 50 percent of the not-to exceed amount has been obligated, the limitation on obligations before definitization may be increased to no more than 75 percent of the not-to-exceed amount.

       C. The Senior Bureau Procurement Official shall approve               requests for an extension to the definitization period or               increasing the obligation amount past 50 percent of               ceiling price or not-to-exceed price for undefinitized               contract actions and unpriced change orders.

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(2) The definitization schedule for an unpriced change order shall include the following:

  1. A Milestone Plan that outlines the definitization schedule for the unpriced change order; and
  2. Evidence of an agreement on the Milestone Plan among the Program Office, Finance Office, and the Acquisition Division.

1330-43.205 Contract Clauses

(c) The HCO is the approving official.

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