Report Multi-year or Multiple year contract? in Contract Award Process Posted November 23 52 minutes ago, Fear & Loathing in Contracting said: How the contract is classified will drive what type of approvals I will have to pursue from those above me. Ok, but what set of rules are trying to apply? There's no universal definition of multi-year contract. Are you asking to determine whether FAR subpart 17.1 applies? If so, then the contract you described would not meet the definition of multi-year contract if you would be purchasing for more than 5 program years.