NOAA Acquisition Manual

NOAA Acquisition Manual Version 7.0 Record of Changes

The following is a record of the changes and updates that have been incorporated into the NOAA Acquisition Manual (NAM) Version 7.0. 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 7.0 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 7.0
AA/AI Number Title Issued
AA 18-03 Approval Authority for the Use of Certain Contract Types Dec 27, 2017
AA 18-04 Use of Clause 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services Jan 25, 2018
AA 18-05 Vendor Demonstration Procedures Mar 6, 2018
AA 18-01 (Version 2) NOAA Acquisition Templates (Phase 2) Mar 30, 2018
AA 18-06 Implementation of NOAA Policy on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response when Contracting for Services May 15, 2018
Rescission AA 16-04 Rescission of AA 16-04, Appropriate Use of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process June 29, 2018

Record of Changes – NAM Version 7.0
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
1330-4.1601 Policy, 1330-4.1603 Procedures New. Updated 1330-4.1601 to replace the old PIID structuring process with the revised PIID structure including a revised guidance slides. Added 1330-4.1603, Procedures, to align with FAR structure. FAR 4.16
1330-6.303 Justifications Maintenance. Updated 1330-7.105(b)(21) to add “Acquisition Instruction 17-02” to the title for reference purposes. Updated 1330-7.105(b)(21) to: add clarifying wording; address the definition of “action” referenced under AI 17-02; remove “or equal to” with respect to the $10 million threshold at (a); and add “equal to” with respect to the $10 million threshold, as required by CAM 1307.1, to (b). AI 17-01
1330-7.105 Contents of a Written Acquisition Plan

Maintenance. Updated 1330-7.105(b)(21) to add “Acquisition Instruction 17-02” to the title for reference purposes. Updated 1330-7.105(b)(21) to: add clarifying wording; address the definition of “action” referenced under AI 17-02; remove “or equal to” with respect to the $10 million threshold at (a); and add “equal to” with respect to the $10 million threshold, as required by CAM 1307.1, to (b).

AI 17-02, CAM 1307.1

1330-7.104-70 Acquisition Review and Approval Process Maintenance. Added new subpart 1330-7.104-70 to incorporate a reference and link to AI 16-01, NOAA Acquisition Review and Approval Process, and AI 13-01, NOAA Acquisition Review Board Procedures. AI 16-01, AI 13-01
1330-9.402 Policy Maintenance. Updated 1330-9.402 Policy to incorporate “Acquisition Instruction 15-01” into the title “NOAA Suspension and Debarment Request for Consideration Procedures” for reference purposes. Updated the link to the DOC Suspension and Debarment Handbook (updated in 2016). AI 15-01
1330-10.002 Procedures Updated Policy. Incorporated Version 2 of AA 18-01, NOAA Acquisition Templates (2nd Phase) into the NAM at 1330-10.002. Removed previous text under NAM 1330-10.002. AA 18-01 Version 2
1330-10.002-70 Vendor Demonstrations Updated Policy. Incorporated AA 18-05, Vendor Demonstration Procedures, into the NAM at 1330-10.002-70. Removed previous text under NAM 1330-10.002-70 (AA 11-01 rescinded). AA 18-05
1330-12.3 and 1330-12.301 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items New Policy. Incorporated the policy of AA 18-04, NOAA Use of Clause 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services, into the NAM under various sections to include new subparts 1330-12.3 and 1330-12.301. AA 18-04
1330-15.204-70 Contract Deliverables and 1330-15.370 NOAA Source Selection Procedures Maintenance. Made clarification edits under 1330-15.204-70 and updated 1330-15.370 to add the title “NOAA Source Selection Procedures” to “Acquisition Instruction 14-04” for reference purposes. AI 14-04
1330-15.101-2 Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process Maintenance. Removed 1330-15.101-2(b) in its entirety as approval of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) for services by the SBPO is no longer required pursuant to the Rescission memorandum for AA 16-04, Appropriate Use of the LPTA Source Selection Process. Rescission AA 16-04
1330-15.4 Contract Pricing Maintenance. Updated various subparts under 1330-15.4: removed 1330-15.401, Definitions, which only defined the business case memorandum (BCM); revised wording from 1330-15.406-1(b) to reflect that all pre-negotiation objectives shall be documented and the documentation is not limited to the use of a BCM format; and removed 1330-15.406-3, Documenting the Negotiation (removed in its entirety). FAR 15.401, FAR 15.406
1330-16.1 Selecting Contract Types and 1330-16.103 Negotiating Contract Type New Policy. Removed 1330-16.1 and 1330-16.103 in their entirety as they are no longer required pursuant to AA 18-03, Approval Authority for Certain Contract Types. AA 18-03
1330-16.3 Cost-reimbursement Contracts and 1330-16.4 Incentive Contracts New Policy. Incorporated the policy of AA 18-03, Approval Authority for Certain Contract Types, into the NAM at various sections to include new subpart 1330-16.3, Cost-reimbursement Contracts, 1330-16.301-3 Limitations, and 16.401 General.  AA 18-03
1330-16.603-370 Limitations Maintenance. Updated 1330-16.603-370(a) and (b) to clarify SBPO approval authority for review and approval of Letter Contracts exceeding $1M and modifications to those contracts and the approval requirements for the determination to use a letter contract. FAR 16.603, AI 16-01

1330-17.202 Use of Options,

1330-17.203 Solicitations,

1330-17.204 Contracts, and 1330-17.206 Evaluation

New Policy. Incorporated the policy of AA 18-04, NOAA Use of Clause 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services, into the NAM under various sections to include new subparts 1330-17.203 Solicitations, 1330-17.204 Contracts, 1330-17.206 Evaluation, and 1330-17.208 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses. AA 18-04
1330-19.201 General Policy

Maintenance. Updated 1330-19.201(d)(10)(A) to incorporate “Acquisition Instruction 14-01A” to the title “NOAA Standard Operating Procedure for the NOAA Small Business Program” for reference purposes.

 

Updated 1330-19.201(e) to remove NOAA Small Business Specialist (SBS) appointment section as this subject is now addressed under CAM 1319.70.

CAM 1319.70, AI 14-01A
1330-22.000-70 Implementation of NOAA Policy on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response when Contracting for Services New Policy. Incorporated the policy of AA 18-06, Implementation of NOAA Policy on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response when Contracting for Services, into the NAM under a new subpart 1330-22.000-70. This includes prescriptions for the use of new solicitation and contract language at 1330-52.222-70 and 1330-52.222-71. AA 18-06
1330-32.702-70 Policy for Purchase Requisitions for Conferences and Group Travel Maintenance. Updated 1330-32.702-70 to remove outdated information based upon current ongoing changes in NOAA’s Finance Office travel policy that have not been finalized. NOAA Finance Office
1330-32.703-170 Purchase Requisition Funding for Fully Funded and Incrementally Funded NOAA Contracts New Policy. Updated 1330-32.703-170(b)(2)(E) to remove requirement for HCO approval of all cost-reimbursement, time-and-materials, labor-hour, and incentive type contracts pursuant to AA 18-03, Approval Authority for Certain Contract Types. AA 18-03
1330-36 Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts

Maintenance. Removed 1330-36.102-70 and the definition for “Agency Head or other designated authority” as the part does not include reference to the approval authority is designated in CAM 1301.70.

 

Removed 1330-36.201(a),(b), and (c) as the SF 1421 is obsolete and updated the section to reference the use of the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) to evaluate contractor performance and CAM 1342.15 for reporting requirements.

FAR 36.201,

CAM 1301.70,

CAM 1342.15

1330-37.111 Extension of Services New Policy. Incorporated reference to the policy of AA 18-04, NOAA Use of Clause 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services, under a new subpart 1330-37.111. AA 18-04
1330-52.2 Text of NOAA Solicitation and Contract Language and 1330-52.3 NOAA Solicitation and Contract Language Matrix

New Policy. As a result of AA 18-06, Implementation of NOAA Policy on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response when Contracting for Services, new solicitation and contract language including 1330-52.222-70 and 1330.52.222-71 has been added under 1330-52.2 and to the matrix at 1330-52.3.

 

Maintenance. Updated title of 1330-52.2 to include “NOAA.” Updated references within the solicitation and contract language from ‘provisions’ and ‘clauses’ to ‘solicitation and contract language’ under 1330-52.203-70, 1330-52.232-70, 1330-52.235-70, and 1330-52.243-70. Corrected the NAM prescription referenced under 1330-52.215-70 from 1330-15.204(f) to 1330-15.204-70(a) and made a format correction to 1330-52.232-70.
AA 18-06

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