NOAA Acquisition Manual

NOAA Acquisition Manual Version 6.0 Record of Changes

The following is a record of the changes and updates that have been incorporated into the NOAA Acquisition Manual (NAM) Version 6.0. The record of changes identifies the Acquisition Manual Subpart, the changes made, and the supporting policy, if applicable.  Note: For administrative ease, the record of changes is proceeded with a legend listing the AGO Acquisition Alerts and Acquisition Instructions incorporated into NAM Version 6.0 and referenced, where applicable, in the record of changes.

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Legend of NOAA Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) Acquisition Alerts (AA) and Acquisition Instructions(AI) incorporated into NAM Version 6.0
AA/AI Number Title Issued
AA 17-01 NOAA Solicitations and Contracts Producing Environmental Data or Peer-Reviewed Publications March 2, 2017
AA 17-02 NOAA Acquisition Templates (Phase 1) May 18, 2017
AA 17-03 Proper Roles of the Services Contractor Sep 17, 2017
AA 18-01 NOAA Acquisition Templates (Phase 2) Oct 16, 2017
AA 18-02 Definitization of Undefinitized Contract Actions and Unpriced Change Orders and Disposition of Requests for Equitable Adjustment Oct 16, 2017
AI 17-03 Field Delegate Program Sep 26, 2017
AI 18-01 AGO Transmittal Memorandum Submission Requirement Oct 25, 2017

Record of Changes – NAM Version 6.0
Subpart Description of Updated/ Change Policy Alert
All Maintenance: Performed an analysis and updated links within the NAM. Performed updates to each section where AAs and AIs were implemented. Performed numerous minor edits throughout that do not affect content – these edits are not included in the list below.  N/A
NAM Table of Contents (TOC)

New Policy:  New NAM Parts 1330-12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, and 1330-27, Patents, Data, and Copyrights, are added to the NAM TOC at under Subchapter B and E, respectively.

Maintenance: Part 1330-52 of the TOC is updated to state Solicitation and Contract Language vice Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.  This was overlooked in NAM update Version 4.0 when similar changes were made.
1330-1.602-2 Responsibilities

Maintenance. Updated the link at 1330-1.602-2(a)(1)(B) to link to the revised Contract File Checklist.

New Policy. Incorporated the policy of AA 17-02, NOAA Acquisition Templates (1st Phase) and AI 18-01, Update to the Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) Transmittal Memorandum Submission Requirement, under 1330-1.602-2(d).

Maintenance.  The formatting at 1330-1.602-2(d)(2) is revised to reflect the correct alphabetical order.

AA 17-02

AI 18-01

1330-1.602-3 Ratification of unauthorized commitments Maintenance.  Updated the link at 1330-1.602-3(b)(3) to link to the revised version of CAM 1301.70, Delegations of Authority. CAM 1301.70 updated Oct 2017
1330-1.670 Delegation of Procurement Authority to Field Delegates New Policy. Replaced 1330-1.670 in its entirety to incorporate the policy of AI 17-03, Field Delegate Program. AI 17-03
1330-1.671-Responsibility of other Government Personnel Maintenance. Replace DAO 208-5 with CAM 1301.71, Legal Review of Acquisition-Related Actions. DAO 208-5 has been rescinded. CAM 1301.71 updated Aug 2016
1330-4.802-70 Contract Files Maintenance. Updated the links at 1330-4.802-70(a)(1)(B) and (b) to the revised Contract File Checklist. FAR 4.802
1330-4.1601 Policy Maintenance. Updated the link to Choosing the Award PIIN at 1330-4.1601(b)(4). N/A
1330-8.404 Use of Federal Supply Schedules New Policy. Incorporated the policy of AA 18-01, NOAA Acquisition Templates (2nd Phase), and AI 18-01, Update to the Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) Transmittal Memorandum Submission Requirement, into the NAM at various sections to include 1330-8.404

AA 18-01

AI 18-01

1330-8.405-6 Limited Sources New Policy. Incorporated the policy of AA 17-02, NOAA Acquisition Templates (1st Phase) and AI 18-01, Update to the Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) Transmittal Memorandum Submission Requirement, into the NAM at various sections to include 1330-8.405-6.

AA 17-02

AI 18-01

1330-10.002 Procedures New Policy. Incorporated the policy of AA 18-01, NOAA Acquisition Templates (2nd Phase), and AI 18-01, Update to the Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) Transmittal Memorandum Submission Requirement, into the NAM at various sections to include 1330-10.002. Removed reference to the previous Market Research Checklist under 1330-10.002-70(b)(2).

AA 18-01

AI 18-01

1330-12 Acquisition of Commercial Items NEW NAM PART ADDED. Established NAM 1330-12, corresponding to FAR Part 12, to incorporate the policy of AA 18-01, NOAA Acquisition Templates (2nd Phase), and AI 18-01, Update to the Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) Transmittal Memorandum Submission Requirement.  Links to the templates are found under 1330-12.207.

AA 18-01

AI 18-01

1330-13.106-1 Soliciting Competition and 1330-13.501 Special Documentation Requirements New Policy. Incorporated the policy of AA 17-02, NOAA Acquisition Templates (1st Phase), and AI 18-01, Update to the Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) Transmittal Memorandum Submission Requirement, into the NAM at various sections to include 1330-13.106-1 and 1330-13.501.

AA 17-02

AI 18-01

1330-16.505 Ordering New Policy. Incorporated the policy of AA 17-02, NOAA Acquisition Templates (1st Phase), and AI 18-01, Update to the Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) Transmittal Memorandum Submission Requirement, into the NAM at various sections to include 1330-16.505.

AA 17-02

AI 18-01

1330-16.601 Time-and-Materials contracts New Policy.  Incorporated the policy of AA 18-01, NOAA Acquisition Templates (2nd Phase), and AI 18-01, Update to the Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) Transmittal Memorandum Submission Requirement, into the NAM at various sections to include 1330-16.601.

AA 18-01

AI 18-01

1330-17.205 Documentation and 1330.17.207 Exercise of Options New Policy.  Incorporated the policy of AA 18-01, NOAA Acquisition Templates (2nd Phase), and AI 18-01, Update to the Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) Transmittal Memorandum Submission Requirement, into the NAM at various sections to include 1330-17.205 and 1330-17.207.

AA 18-01

AI 18-01

1330-22.10 Service Contract Labor Standards Maintenance. Updated 1330-22.10 to reflect the appropriate section title of Service Contract Labor Standards in order to align with the FAR. FAR 22.10
1330-27 Patents, Data, and Copyrights NEW PART ADDED: Established Part 1330-27 Patents, Data, and Copyrights to incorporate the policy of AA 17-01, NOAA Solicitations and Contracts Producing Environmental Data or Peer-Reviewed Publications, including reference to solicitation and contract language at 1330-27.170. AA17-01
1330-33 Protests, Disputes, and Appeals Maintenance:  CAM 1301.70 was updated and replaced Procurement Memorandum (PM) 2010-10.  As such, various sections of 1330-33 are updated to remove references to the PM and are now linked to CAM 1301.70. CAM 1301.70 updated Sep 2017
1330-37.10 Service Contracts-General New Policy. Incorporated the policy of AA 17-03, Proper Role of the Services Contractor, into the NAM under 1330-37.102-70-Policy, including reference to solicitation and contract language at 1330-37.170. AA 17-03
1330-43 Contract Modifications New Policy.  Incorporated the policy of AA 18-02, Definitization of Undefinitized Contract Actions and Unpriced Change Orders and Disposition of Requests for Equitable Adjustment, into the NAM under NAM Part 1330-43 Contract Modifications. Various subparts within 1330-43 have been added including 1330-43.101-70, Definitions; 1330-43.270, Unpriced Change Orders and Undefinitized Contract Actions; and 1330-43.205-70, Solicitation and Contract Language. AA 18-02
1330-52 Text of NOAA Solicitation and Contract Language

New Policy:  As a result of AA 17-01, AA 17-03, and AA 18-02, Solicitation and contract language 1330-52.237-71, 1330.52.237-72, 1330-52.227-70, 1330.52.227-71, and 1330-52.243-70 have been incorporated into the NAM under 1330-52

Maintenance. Corrected various errors in the section index the text. 

AA 17-01

AA 17-03

AA 18-02

1330-52.3- NOAA AGO Solicitation and Contract Language Matrix

New Policy: As a result of AA 17-01, AA 17-03, and AA 18-02, references to Solicitation and contract language 1330-52.237-71, 1330.52.237-72, 1330-52.227-70, 1330.52.227-71, and 1330-52.243-70 and their use have been added to the matrix at 1330-52.3.


Maintenance. The Matrix has been updated to state Acquisition and Grants Office as opposed to AGO.

AA 17-01

AA 17-03

AA 18-02


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