Defense Acquisition of Services
|Publication Date:||5 January 2016|
In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01, this instruction:
a. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides direction for the acquisition of contracted services.
b. Establishes and implements a management structure for the acquisition of contracted services.
c. Consistent with statutory and regulatory requirements for the acquisitions of services, authorizes DoD Component decision authorities to tailor the procedures in this instruction to best achieve cost, schedule, and performance objectives.
d. Uses a data collection system (Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation (FPDS-NG)) to provide management information with regard to each purchase of services by a DoD Component.
e. Incorporates and cancels Enclosure 9 of DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02, in accordance with the authority in DoDD 5000.01
a. This instruction applies to:
(1) OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").
(2) The acquisition of services from private sector entities by or for the DoD with a total estimated acquisition value in current year dollars at or above the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT) except those excluded in paragraph 2b of this section.
(3) The acquisition of all advisory and assistance services (A&AS) in support of research and development R&D or construction activities that are categorized within the knowledgebased services portfolio group, as defined in Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,Technolo
b. This instruction does not apply to:
(1) Services that are managed and reviewed as part of major and non-major defense acquisition programs and major and non-major information technology (IT) acquisition programs, services that meet the Major Automated Information Systems thresholds (to include software as a service), or non-major programs whose primary purpose is to provide capabilities, goods, or systems in accordance with Reference (b).
(2) Services listed in subpart 37.502 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (Reference (e)).
(3) Classified, cryptologic, and intelligence projects and service activities, except to the extent practical at the discretion of senior officials and decision authorities.
(4) Services from DoD Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), which are acquired in accordance with the management structure described in subpart 35.017 of Reference (e) and the DoD FFRDC Management Plan; and from DoD University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), which are acquired in accordance with the management structure described in the DoD UARC Management Plan (Reference (f)).
c. Exemptions from this instruction include:
(1) Service Acquisition Category (S-CAT) requirements, as outlined in Table 1, when in direct support of a declared overseas contingency or humanitarian or peacekeeping operations as defined in subpart 2.101 of Reference (e). This exemption will apply to the response and initial deployment phase, but will terminate as soon as practical based on conditions on the ground and a determination by the decision authority.
(2) All contracted services required to respond to and recover from an emergency or disaster directly supporting an emergency declaration or a major disaster declaration by the President. This exemption will apply to the response and initial recovery phase, but will terminate as soon as practical during the sustainment phase managing reconstruction and recovery efforts based on conditions on the ground and a determination by the decision authority.