(1) The chief of the contracting office must approve use of a warranty, except in acquisitions for—
(i) Commercial items (see FAR 46.709);
(ii) Technical data, unless the warranty provides for extended liability (see 246.708 );
(iii) Supplies and services in fixed-price type contracts containing quality assurance provisions that reference higher-level contract quality requirements (see 246.202-4 ); or
(iv) Supplies and services in construction contracts when using the warranties that are contained in Federal, military, or construction guide specifications.
(2) The chief of the contracting office shall approve the use of a warranty only when the benefits are expected to outweigh the cost.