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HHS Reference Tool for Contract Funding, Formation and Appropriations Law Compliance

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I.Basic Appropriations Law Concepts
 A.Anti-Deficiency Act
 B.Bona FideNeeds Rule
 C.Appropriation Types
  1.Annual
  2.Multiple-Year
  3.No-Year
 D.Continuing Resolution
II.Decision Factors
 A.No-Year Appropriation
 B.Bona FideNeeds Rule
 C.Acquiring Severable Services
  1.Annual Appropriation
   a.Contract period not more than one year
   b.Contract period more than one year
    -Options
    -Incremental Funding
  2.Multiple-Year Appropriation
   a.Contract period will not extend beyond multiple-year appropriation's period of availability
   b.Contract period will extend beyond multiple-year appropriation's period of availability
    -Options
    -Incremental Funding
  3.Modifications
 D.Acquiring Non-severable Services
  1. Funded in Full
    a.Entire Contract/Single Requirement
    b.Fully Funded Initial Requirement (Followed by Options)
  2.Multi-year Contracting
  3.Options After Initial Requirement
    a.Severable Services
    -Annual Appropriation
    -Multiple-Year Appropriation
    b.Non-severable Services
    -Fully Funded
    -Multi-Year Contract
  4.Modifications
 E.Acquiring both severable and non-severable services
  1.Single Definitive Contract
  2.Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity Contract
III.Case Studies
IV.Frequently Asked Questions

Acquiring both severable and non-severable services

While services may be classified as either severable or non-severable, it is possible to acquire both types of services under a single contract. When the requirements are clearly defined, they can be satisfied by using a single definitive contract with 2 (or more) line items. When the scope of work is more general and covers a recurring need, but HHS cannot predetermine (beyond a specified minimum) the precise level/quantities of services that will be required during the contract period, an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract may be awarded. In that case, specific services of either type may be subsequently acquired by the issuance of task orders.

Relevant Case Study