NOAA Acquisition Manual


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Subchapter B- Competition and Acquisition Planning

Part 1330-7 Acquisition Planning

Subpart 1330-7.1 Acquisition Plans

1330-7.104 General Procedures

1330-7.105 Contents of Written Acquisition Plans



Part 1330-7 Acquisition Planning

Subpart 1330-7.1 Acquisition Plans

1330-7.104 General Procedures

(a)  Milestone acquisition plans are prepared by the program official with the advice and assistance of the Contracting  Officer (CO), and are approved by the CO. Depending on the nature, complexity, dollar value, and visibility of the action, additional approval may be necessary. Milestone acquisition plans shall be approved before the associated solicitation is issued.

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1330-7.105 Contents of Written Acquisition Plans

(b)(21)   A milestone acquisition plan using the Milestone Acquisition Plan template shall be developed for any action anticipated to exceed the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT).

  1. For an action greater than the SAT and less than or equal to $10 million, the milestone acquisition plan will serve to meet the statutory requirement for acquisition planning (reference Part 7 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation).
  2.  For an action greater than $10 million, per CAM 1307.1, Section 1, Paragraph 1.7.3, formal acquisition plans also require development of a milestone acquisition plan.
  3. The requirement for a milestone acquisition plan may be waived by the HCO, or higher, for emergency actions when the need for the supplies or services is of such an unusual and compelling urgency that the Government would be seriously injured if the supplies or services were not immediately acquired, except when unusual and compelling urgency occurs due to poor planning or failure to timely initiate the acquisition process.

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