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Contracting Divisions

  SAF/AQC -- Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) (Contracting)
 
  • Plan, develop, and implement Air Force-wide contracting policies and procedures
  • Senior contracting advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
  • Manage approximately 8,500 Air Force military and civilian contracting personnel worldwide
  • Perform surveillance of MAJCOM/FOA/DRU contracting field activities worldwide
  • Serve as the Competition Advocate General for the Air Force

  SAF/AQCA -- Procurement Transformation
 
  • Transform our workforce to become:
    • Commodity Strategists
    • Supplier Relationship Managers
    • e-Business Experts
  • Exploit technology & industry best practices to enhance education / training
  • Align career paths to meet capability requirements & Warfighters' priorities
  • Focus each transformation initiative heavily upon process improvement
  • Embrace risk and accountability . . . encourage thoughtful innovation
  • Shift from tactical mindset to strategic processes
  • Market-savvy Commodity Councils will be primary implementation drivers
  • Centralized strategy . . . decentralized execution
  • Replicate commercial industry success
  • Web-based media will be principle method of communication
  • Centralized transformational message from AQC to acquisition community
  • Continuous stream of feedback

  SAF/AQCC -- Contingency Contracting
 
  • Functional Area Managers (FAMs) for contracting deployments
  • Interface for AEF Center
  • Liaison with COCOMs
  • Vet and validate requirements with J1 staff
  • Develop capability packages with MAJCOM FAMs
  • Develop joint contingency contracting doctrine
  • AF representative on Joint Contracting and Contractor Management working group
  • AF representative on Joint Contingency Contracting Policy working group
  • Develop contracting civilian deployment policies and procedures
  • Liaison with J4 staff for Joint contracting operations

  SAF/AQCI -- Contracting Business Systems
 
  • Air Force contracting information technology, policy, and processes
    • Portfolio management for AF procurement
    • Liaison to AF CIO
    • Electronic Commerce/Electronic Business strategies
    • AF advocate to DoD Business Transformation Agency and their requirements boards
    • Implementation of policy changes and program directives affecting contracting IT
    • PPBS/PEM for AF contracting communications and computer infrastructure
    • Data standardization and data forums with AF and DoD
    • Develop process and IT solutions that support the President's agenda for e-government
    • Maintain Enterprise Architecture for Procurement (EAP)
  • Integration of Procurement with Logistics and Financial Management IT Solutions
  • Contract Reporting
    • Chief Financial Officer compliance for contracting systems
    • Server Consolidation

  SAF/AQCK -- Contracting Operations
 
  • AQC focal point on Congressional inquiries
  • AQC liaison on contractor protests
  • Business advice for product center, logistic center, operational contracting programs
  • Active source selections
  • Portfolio reviews
  • Overarching IPTs (WIPTs and IIPTs)
  • SAMPs
  • J&As
  • Acquisition Plans
  • Indemnification Requests under PL 85-804
  • Source Selection Delegation Requests
  • Fixed Price Determinations
  • Organizational Conflict of Interest Waivers
  • Multi year savings validations
  • Award notifications
  • Special Termination Cost Clauses
  • Truth in Negotiations Act waiver
  • Contract termination approvals
  • SAF/AQC support of the Javits Wagner O'Day (JWOD) Act and Randolph-Sheppard Act
  • Air Force Industrial Labor Relations activities
  • Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
  • Government Purchase Card
  • Protests
  • Congressionals
  • Berry Amendment issues/waivers
  • Consolidation D&Fs and Bundling Analysis
  • Aircraft Leases
  • Druyun-related audits/issues
  • 50/50 Compliance
  • Housing and Utilities Privatization
  • Support to PEO/CM

  SAF/AQCP -- Policy and Implementation
 
  • Contracting policy goals, objectives, plans, procedures, training, and tools
  • AF FAR Supplements (AFFARS), AF Acquisition Circulars (AFACs), and AF policy memoranda
  • AF representation to the DAR Council and DAR Committees
  • Competition Advocacy and Commercial Item Advocacy programs
  • Contracting Assessment Program
  • Past performance and source selection policy
  • AF assessment of proposed legislative and regulatory acquisition policy documents
  • AF liaison to the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and other Defense Agencies
  • SAF/AQC support (OCR) to Air Force Small Business Program (SAF/SB)
  • AFFARS Library and other knowledge management efforts

  SAF/AQCX -- Contracting Mission Support Division
 
  • Career Field Manager (for Officers and Civilians)
    • Squadron Commander Sourcing
    • O-6 Game Plan/Command Screening Board Process
    • Manpower and Organization
    • Force Development Policies and Processes
    • Contracting Development Teams
    • GS-15 Leadership Development Program
    • Civilian Career Broadener Program POC
    • FGO & Civilian Assessment and Vectoring
  • Education and Training
    • DAWIA/APDP Curriculum and Certification/Training
    • Mission Ready Contracting Officer Course and AFIT/NPS Focal Point
    • Advanced Academic Degrees/Special Education and Broadening Programs (i.e., EWI)
    • Developmental Education (Military and Civilian) Focal Point
    • Contracting Functional IPT (CON-FIPT) Representative
  • Annual Conferences / Key Events
    • AF Contracting Spring Conference
    • AF Worldwide Contracting Training Conference
    • AF Contracting Annual Awards Ceremony
    • Squadron Commanders Seminar
  • Contracting Workforce Communication
    • FD Web Site
    • What's New in Force Development?
    • Training Resources
    • Career Planning Guide
    • Surveys
  • AQC Focal Point on Legislation Tracking
  • Acquisition Research Projects
  • AQC Workforce Manager
    • AQC Training
    • AQC Military/Civilian Manpower Actions
  • AQC Orderly Room
    • Work Flow Manager
    • Freedom of Information Act Focal Point
    • AQC Security Manager
    • Resource Manager for Travel/Supply
    • AQC Budget