(a) DON policy is to ensure the safe handling of all ammunition and explosives (A&E). To that end, particular care should be paid to A&E provided to contractors as Government Furnished Material (GFM) when the A&E contain nitrocellulose-based propellants and/or nitrate ester-based materials (such as nitroglycerin,) or any other materials that have a tendency to become chemically unstable over time.
(a) Use the clause at 5252.223-9000, DON ADDITIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO SPECIFIED GOVERNMENT FURNISHED AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES, in solicitations and contracts that:
(1) contain the clause at DFARS 252.223-7002; and
(2) provide as GFM any A&E containing nitrocellulose-based propellants and/or nitrate ester-based materials (such as nitroglycerin,) or other similar A&E with a tendency to become chemically unstable over time;
(b) The HCA may make administrative adjustments to the additional requirements (e.g. specify activity points of contact, adjust specified lead times) or add further measures which increase safety requirements as appropriate.
(d) When using the clause at FAR 52.223-9, contracting officers shall insert the following address into paragraph (b) (or paragraph (c) if using Alternative (ALT I) of the clause:
Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
Code 424 CA, 1100 23rd Avenue
Port Hueneme, CA 93043-4370
(e) Submit requests for waiver to SECNAV via the HCA and DASN(AP) by email at RDAJ&As.email@example.com with the subject “FAR 23.506 – Contractor Drug-Free Workplace Violation Contract Award Waiver Request.”.
Technical certification and approval requirements are set forth in paragraph 8-5.9.b of OPNAVINST 5090.1C.