Department of the Army Regulation 715-30

Procurement

Secure Environment Contracting


1 February 2013

Effective date: 1 March 2013

UNCLASSIFIED

PIN: 058172000

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History. This publication is a major revision.

Summary. This regulation concerns contracts and purchases made using simplified acquisition procedures executed and administered in a secure environment. It also establishes policies, procedures, documentation, reporting requirements, and oversight responsibilities for such contracts.

Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to all procurement actions required to be conducted in a secure environment (secure environment contracting). Secure environment contracting applies to support of Special Access Programs, sensitive compartmented information requirements, top secret requirements, and other approved secure contracting requirements.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army internal control process. This regulation contains internal control provisions in accordance with AR 11-2 and identifies key internal controls that must be evaluated (see appendix C ).

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (SAAL-PP), 103 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0103.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (SAAL-PP), 103 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0103.

Distribution. This regulation is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.


This regulation supersedes AR 715-30, dated 20 November 2002.


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