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6.4.6. Annex: Contract Amendment Approval Instructions for Complexity Levels 1, 2 and 3

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  1. With the exception of administrative amendments and pre-approved amendments, the approval authority level for a proposed amendment to a contract within Complexity Levels 1 through 3 inclusive is determined by completing a Risk Assessment for Amendments (RAA).
  2. When answering the "Value" question within the RAA, consideration must be given not only to the value of the proposed amendment but also to the cumulative value (or aggregate) of all amendments, both positive and negative (previous and proposed). Therefore, the dollar value to be used in that question must be the aggregate amendment value (previous and proposed) excluding pre-approved amendments.
  3. Exceptional Authorities: Unless otherwise stated within the notes to contracting limits including exceptional authorities found on the Delegation of AuthoritiesThe information is only accessible to federal government department and agency employees. page, the exceptional authorities include both contract entry and amendment authority. When answering the "Value" question within the RAA, consideration must be given not only to the value of the proposed amendment but also to the cumulative value (or aggregate) of all amendments, both positive and negative (previous and proposed) and the original contract value. Therefore, the dollar value to be used in that question must be a combination of the original contract value and the aggregate amendment value (previous and proposed).
  4. Examples showing when a RAA is required for a Complexity Level 1 through 3 contract awarded on an electronically competed basis can be found on the Determining the Amendment Approval AuthorityThe information is only accessible to federal government department and agency employees. page on GCpedia.