A deviation is the issuance or use of a policy, procedure, solicitation provision, contract clause, method, or practice of conducting acquisition actions of any kind at any stage of the acquisition process that is inconsistent with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Deviations are processed in accordance with FAR 1.400, Deviations from the FAR; VAAR 801.4, Deviations from the FAR or VAAR. In general, an approved deviation may authorize lesser or greater limitations on the use of any solicitation provision, contract clause, policy, or procedure prescribed by the FAR or VAAR.
A deviation is either from the FAR or VAAR, and may be either an individual and class deviation. An individual deviation affects only one contact action, while a class deviation affects more than one contract action.
The deviation request must clearly state the circumstances warranting the deviation and the nature of the deviation.
PPS will review the deviation request to determine its appropriateness and request any additional information, as needed. If the deviation request is approved, PPS will format the request, and prepare it for the Deputy Senior Procurement Executive’s (DSPE) signature. Upon DSPE approval of an individual deviation, the requester will be notified. Upon DSPE approval of a class deviation, the deviation will be issued via acquisition alert and made available on this site.
|Permanent Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures under FAR 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items||01/16/2015||Class||Active|
|Establishing Minimim Wage for Contractors (52.222-99)||09/09/2014||Class||Active|
|Set-Asides for Woman-Owned Small Businesses (19.505(b) and (c))||06/04/2013||Class||Active|
|Approval of Justification (6.304(a)(1))||12/27/2012||Class||Active|
|Biobased Products Reporting Requirement (52.223-2) — Expired (See Acquisition Policy Flash! 15-01, Biobased Reporting||11/27/2012||Class||Expired|
|Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors (52.232-99)||11/05/2012||Class||Active|
|Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (52.209-5)||10/22/2012||Class||Active|
|Electronic Submission of Invoices (32.905)||12/08/2008||Class||Active|
|Test Program for Certain Commercial Items (13.5)||03/01/2010||Class||Expired|
|Updates of Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (52.209-8)||11/02/2010||Class||Superseded|
|Acquisition Information Technology (Part 39)||12/08/2008||Class||Superseded|
|TAC Ordering Officers (801.603-70)||11/19/2014||Class||Active|
|Ratification of Unauthorized Commitments (801.602-3)||05/03/2013||Class||Active|
|Sole Source Awards to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Concerns (819.7007(b)) and Sole Source Awards to Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Concerns (819.7008(b))||12/27/2012||Class||Active|
|Indefinite-quantity contracts (816.504)||10/11/2012||Class||Active|
|Continuation of Contracts (809.405-1)||10/01/2012||Class||Active|
|Deviation for Deputy Senior Procurement Executive Duties (801.304)||04/16/2012||Class||Active|
|Representation of Contracting Officers (801.603-70)||10/20/2010||Class||Active|
|Vendor Information Pages Deviation (804.1102)||09/10/2010||Class||Expired|
|Documents to submit for legal or technical review - contract modifications (801.602-83)||Individual|