Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation
Part 206 - COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS
206.000 Scope of part.
For information on the various approaches that may be used to competitively fulfill DoD requirements, see PGI 206.000 .
(b) As authorized by 10 U.S.C. 1091, contracts awarded to individuals using the procedures at 237.104 (b)(ii) are exempt from the competition requirements of FAR Part 6.
206.001-70 Exception for prototype projects for follow-on production contracts.
(a) Also excepted from this part are follow-on production contracts for products developed pursuant to the ?other transactions? authority of 10 U.S.C. 2371b for prototype projects when?
(1) The other transaction solicitation and agreement included provisions for a follow-on production contract; and
(2) The contracting officer receives sufficient documentation from the agreements officer of the other transaction agreement for the prototype project that the requirements of 10 U.S.C. 2371b sections (f)(2)(A) and (B) and, when applicable, section (a)(2), have been met.
(b) See PGI 206.001-70(c) for additional guidance.
Part 207 - ACQUISITION PLANNING
Part 208 - REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES
208.002 Priorities for use of mandatoryGovernment supply sources.
(a)(1) Supplies. (i) See the guidance at PGI 208.002(a)(1)(i) to obtain information on available items in DoD’s property inventories.
(v) See subpart 208.70, Coordinated Acquisition, and subpart 208.74, Enterprise Software Agreements.
Subpart 208.72 - Reserved
Part 209 - CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS
Subpart 209.3 - Reserved
Part 210 - MARKET RESEARCH
(a) In addition to the requirements of FAR 10.001(a)—
(i)(A) Agencies shall conduct market research appropriate to the circumstances before issuing a solicitation with tiered evaluation of offers (section 816 of Pub. L. 109-163); and
(B) Use the results of market research to determine whether the criteria in FAR part 19 are met for setting aside the acquisition for small business or, for a task or delivery order, whether there are a sufficient number of qualified small business concerns available to justify limiting competition under the terms of the contract. If the contracting officer cannot determine whether the criteria are met, the contracting officer shall include a written explanation in the contract file as to why such a determination could not be made (section 816 of Pub. L. 109-163).
(c)(2) In addition to the notification requirements at FAR 10.001(c)(2)(i) and (ii), see 205.205-70 for the bundling notification publication requirement.
(e)(i) When contracting for services, see PGI 210.070 , for the “Market Research Report Guide for Improving the Tradecraft in Services Acquisition”.
(ii) See PGI 210.002 (e)(ii) regarding potential offerors that express an interest in an acquisition.
(iii) Follow the procedures at PGI 210.002 (e)(iii) regarding contract file documentation.
Part 211 - DESCRIBING AGENCY NEEDS
All defense technology and acquisition programs in DoD are subject to the policies and procedures in DoDD 5000.01, The Defense Acquisition System, and DoDI 5000.02, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System.
Part 212 - ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS
212.001 Definitions. As used in this part—
“Market research” means a review of existing systems, subsystems, capabilities, and technologies that are available or could be made available to meet the needs of DoD in whole or in part. The review shall include, at a minimum, contacting knowledgeable individuals in Government and industry regarding existing market capabilities and pricing information, and may include any of the techniques for conducting market research provided in FAR 10.002(b)(2) (section 855 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Pub. L. 114-92)).