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Change Number: DAFAC 2023-0707
Effective Date: 07/07/2023

Part 5318 - Emergency Acquisitions

Part 5318 - Emergency Acquisitions

Subpart 5318.0 – SCOPE OF PART

5318.001 Definition

A Contingency Contracting Officer (CCO) is a person with contracting authority to enter into, administer, and terminate contracts on behalf of the Government in support of a local contingency, steady-state deployments, or other contingency operations. The CCO also acts as the primary business advisor to the deployed/incident commander or the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) director.


5318.201 Contingency Operation

(b) Micro-purchase threshold. For delegation of HCA responsibility regarding micro-purchases of supplies or services to be used in support of a contingency operation, see MP5301.601(a)(i).

(c) Simplified acquisition threshold. For delegation of HCA responsibility regarding an increase in simplified acquisition threshold, see MP5301.601(a)(i).

(1) Selection, appointment, and termination of appointment. Requirements for the selection, appointment and termination of CCOs are described in DAFFARS 5301.603-2-90.

(S-90) For Air Force Contingency readiness policies, responsibilities, and implementing procedures, see AFI 64-105, Contingency Contracting Support.

(S-91) Assign and maintain DoD Activity Address Codes (DoDAAC) for deployed forces within the area of responsibility, as required. See DAFFARS 5304.7003-90.

(2) See MP5301.601(a)((i).

5318.270 Head of Contracting Activity Determinations

See MP5301.601(a)(i).

(S-90) HQ AFICC is the Department of the Air Force HCA designee for all delegable HCA responsibilities during contingency operations when determined by the HCA and may become the Joint Theater Support Contracting Command (JTSCC) or Joint Task Force Contracting commanding general if designated in the Combatant Commander’s (CCDR) plan IAW AFI 64-105. HCA authorities already delegated to a Senior Contracting Officer or a lower level in MP5301.601(a)(i) will remain in effect and do not need to be re-delegated.