Class Deviation 2014-O0018; Contractor Personnel Performing in the USCENTCOM AOR
DFARS Clause 252.225-7995 Contractor Personnel Performing in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility. (DEVIATION 2014-O0018) -- Revision 27-June-2014.
Use this clause, in lieu of DFARS 252.225-7040,
Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United
States, in solicitations and contracts that will require contractor personnel
to perform in the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) Area of
Definitions. As Used In This Clause - Revision 27-June-2014
means the Commander of the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility.
“Contractors authorized to accompany the Force,” or “CAAF,” means contractor personnel, including all tiers of subcontractor personnel, who are authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces in applicable operations and have been afforded CAAF status through a letter of authorization. CAAF generally include all U.S. citizen and third-country national employees not normally residing within the operational area whose area of performance is in the direct vicinity of U.S. Armed Forces and who routinely are collocated with the U.S. Armed Forces (especially in non-permissive environments). Personnel collocated with U.S. Armed Forces shall be afforded CAAF status through a letter of authorization. In some cases, Combatant Commander subordinate commanders may designate mission-essential host nation or local national contractor employees (e.g., interpreters) as CAAF. CAAF includes contractors previously identified as contractors deploying with the U.S. Armed Forces. CAAF status does not apply to contractor personnel in support of applicable operations within the boundaries and territories of the United States.
Designated Reception Site
means the designated place for the reception, staging, integration, and onward movement of contractors deploying during a contingency. The designated reception site includes assigned joint reception centers and other Service or private reception sites.
Law Of War
means that part of international law that regulates the conduct of armed hostilities. The law of war encompasses all international law for the conduct of hostilities binding on the United States or its individual citizens, including treaties and international agreements to which the United States is a party, and applicable customary international law.
means personnel who are not designated as CAAF, such as local national (LN) employees and non-LN employees who are permanent residents in the operational area or third-country nationals not routinely residing with U.S. Armed Forces (and third-country national expatriates who are permanent residents in the operational area) who perform support functions away from the close proximity of, and do not reside with, U.S. Armed Forces. Government-furnished support to non-CAAF is typically limited to force protection, emergency medical care, and basic human needs (e.g., bottled water, latrine facilities, security, and food when necessary) when performing their jobs in the direct vicinity of U.S. Armed Forces. Non-CAAF status does not apply to contractor personnel in support of applicable operations within the boundaries and territories of the United States.
Subordinate joint force commander
means a sub-unified commander or joint task force
Effective immediately, this class deviation supersedes Class Deviation 2013-00015, dated June 27, 2013. Contracting officers issuing contracts that require performance in the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility shall use the following clause in lieu of DFARS 252.225.7040 (MAY 2014), as prescribed in Attachment 1:
• 252.225-7995, Contractor Personnel Performing in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility (DEVIATION 2014-00018) (JUN 2014).