This part does not deal with the results of competition e. Government contracts over the simplified acquisition threshold. The competitive procedures available for use in fulfilling the requirement for full and open competition are as follows: This part prescribes policies and procedures to promote full and open competition in the acquisition process and to provide for full and open competition, full and open competition after exclusion of sources, other than full and open competition, and advocates for competition.
No agency shall contract for supplies or services from another agency for the purpose of avoiding the requirements of this part. Those elements are as follows: TAI was created to coordinate and lead Departmental and Bureau efforts to obtain the best training possible for their acquisition professionals.
Any other facts supporting the use of other than full and open competition, such as: Contracting without providing for full and open competition or full and open competition after exclusion of sources is a violation of statute, unless permitted by one of the exceptions in 6.
Other executive agencies are subject to 41 U. Sealed bidding and competitive proposals, as described in Parts 14 and 15, are both acceptable procedures for use under Subparts 6. Advertising in FedBizOpps is required domestically unless a waiver is prepared and approved.
There are three levels of competition in contracting: The contracting office shall follow up on each order to ensure timely pricing. Except for the circumstances in paragraphs b and c of this section, the justification shall be made publicly available within 14 days after contract award.
Without documenting why these contractors were the only source available, these awards are not fully justified and therefore did not fully comply with the FAR.
These awards were both follow-on acquisitions; however, the file contained no documentation as to the cost to the IRS that would be duplicated if a contract was awarded to a new vendor.
The justification for other than full and open competition JOFOC must clearly demonstrate how the Department will be severely damaged unless it limits the number of sources.
What follows are instructions and formats for the collection of necessary information, recommendations, certifications, and approvals. Specifically, six JOFOCs inadequately addressed one content element, one inadequately addressed two elements, and one inadequately addressed three elements.
This authority must not be used merely because the acquisition is classified or because access to classified matter will be necessary to submit a proposal or to perform the contract. As a result, this element was incomplete or required data were omitted. For example, no option quantities or option years may be procured under this authority.
Government will obtain good value. Explanation of why technical data packages, specifications, engineering descriptions, statements of work, or purchase descriptions suitable for full and open competition have not been developed or are not available. Unless the contract action requires synopsis pursuant to 5.(JOFOC) FAR SUBPART IN WRITING, AN INTEREST IN THE ACQUISITION.
No sources expressed in writing an interest in the acquisition. G. LIST THE ACTIONS THE BUREAU WILL TAKE TO REMOVE OR OVERCOME ANY BARRIERS TO PROMOTE THE COMPETITION ON ANY SUBSEQUENT ACQUISITIONS FOR SIMILAR. HHS Template and Instructions for a Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition Completion Instructions: HHS has established a standard template for preparation of a Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC) for non-Federal Supply Schedule acquisitions exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold.
The requirements for a justification for other than full and open competition (JOFOC) to support use of these authorities are in FAR 48 CFR and 48 CFR plus the Department of State Acquisition Regulation DOSAR 48.
(JOFOC) FAR SUBPART IN WRITING, AN INTEREST IN THE ACQUISITION. No sources expressed in writing an interest in the acquisition. G. LIST THE ACTIONS THE BUREAU WILL TAKE TO REMOVE OR OVERCOME ANY BARRIERS TO PROMOTE THE COMPETITION ON ANY SUBSEQUENT ACQUISITIONS FOR SIMILAR.
A description of the market research conducted (see FAR Part 10) and the results or a statement of the reason market research was not conducted (FAR (a)(8)).
Example: “Market research was conducted by the (requesting activity/program office) and the. FAR Drafting Guide Version 5 April 30, Page 3 of 37 FOREWORD This guide provides the conventions for writing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).Download