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Change Number: DFARS Change 08/26/2022
Effective Date: 08/26/2022

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Part 206 - COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

      206.000 Scope of part.

      206.001 Applicability.

           206.001-70 Exception for prototype projects for follow-on production contracts.

      Subpart 206.1 - FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION

           206.102 Use of competitive procedures.

      Subpart 206.2 - FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION AFTER EXCLUSION OF SOURCES

           206.202 Establishing or maintaining alternative sources.

      Subpart 206.3 - OTHER THAN FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION

           206.302 Circumstances permitting other than full and open competition.

                206.302-1 Only one responsiblesource and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.

                206.302-2 Unusual and compelling urgency.

                206.302-3 Industrial mobilization, engineering, developmental, or research capability, or expert services.

                206.302-3-70 Solicitation provision.

                206.302-4 International agreement.

                206.302-5 Authorized or required by statute.

                206.302-7 Public interest.

           206.303 Justifications.

                206.303-1 Requirements.

                206.303-2 Content.

                206.303-70 Acquisitions in support of operations in Afghanistan.

           206.304 Approval of the justification.

           206.305 Availability of the justification.

206.000 Scope of part.

For information on the various approaches that may be used to competitively fulfill DoD requirements, see PGI 206.000 .

206.001 Applicability.

(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

      Subpart 207.1 - ACQUISITION PLANS

           207.102 Policy.

           207.103 Agency-head responsibilities.

           207.104 General procedures.

           207.105 Contents of written acquisition plans.

           207.106 Additional requirementsfor major systems.

           207.108 Additional requirements for telecommuting.

           207.170 Reserved.

           207.171 Component breakout.

                207.171-1 Scope.

                207.171-2 Definition.

                207.171-3 Policy.

                207.171-4 Procedures.

           207.172 Human research.

      Subpart 207.3 - CONTRACTOR VERSUS GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE

           207.302 Policy.

      Subpart 207.4 - EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION

           207.401 Acquisition considerations.

           207.470 Statutory requirements.

           207.471 Funding requirements.

      Subpart 207.5 - INHERENTLY GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTIONS

           207.500 Scope of subpart.

           207.503 Policy.

      Subpart 207.70 - BUY-TO-BUDGET - ADDITIONAL QUANTITIES OF END ITEMS

           207.7001 Definition.

           207.7002 Authority to acquire additional quantities of end items.

           207.7003 Limitation.

Part 208 - REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

      208.002 Priorities for use of mandatoryGovernment supply sources.

      Subpart 208.4 - FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES

           208.404 Use of Federal Supply Schedules.

           208.405 Ordering procedures for Federal Supply Schedules.

                208.405-6 Limiting sources.

           208.406 Ordering activity responsibilities.

                208.406-1 Order placement.

      Subpart 208.6 - ACQUISITION FROM FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, INC.

           208.602 Reserved

                208.602-70 Acquisition of itemsfor which FPI has a significant market share.

           208.606 Evaluating FPI performance.

      Subpart 208.7 - ACQUISITION FROM NONPROFIT AGENCIES EMPLOYING PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED

           208.705 Procedures.

      Subpart 208.70 - COORDINATED ACQUISITION

           208.7000 Scope of subpart.

           208.7001 Definitions.

           208.7002 Assignment authority.

                208.7002-1 Acquiring department responsibilities.

                208.7002-2 Requiring department responsibilities.

           208.7003 Applicability.

                208.7003-1 Assignments under integrated materiel management (IMM).

                208.7003-2 Assignments under coordinated acquisition.

           208.7004 Procedures.

           208.7005 Military interdepartmental purchase requests.

           208.7006 Coordinated acquisition assignments.

      Subpart 208.71 - ACQUISITION FOR NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

           208.7100 Authorization.

           208.7101 Policy.

           208.7102 Procedures.

      Subpart 208.72 - Reserved

      Subpart 208.73 - USE OF GOVERNMENT-OWNED PRECIOUS METALS

           208.7301 Definitions.

           208.7302 Policy.

           208.7303 Procedures.

           208.7304 Refined precious metals.

           208.7305 Contract clause.

      Subpart 208.74 - ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE AGREEMENTS

           208.7400 Scope of subpart.

           208.7401 Definitions.

           208.7402 General.

           208.7403 Acquisition procedures.

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 209.1 - RESPONSIBLE PROSPECTIVE CONTRACTORS

           209.101 Definitions.

           209.104 Standards.

                209.104-1 General standards.

                209.104-4 Subcontractor responsibility.

                209.104-70 Solicitation provision.

           209.105 Procedures.

                209.105-1 Obtaining information.

                209.105-2 Determinations and documentation.

                     209.105-2-70 Inclusion of determination of contractor fault in Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS).

           209.106 Preaward surveys.

      Subpart 209.2 - QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

           209.202 Policy.

           209.270 Aviation and ship critical safety items.

                209.270-1 Scope.

                209.270-2 Definitions.

                209.270-3 Policy.

                209.270-4 Procedures.

                209.270-5 Contract clause.

      Subpart 209.3 - Reserved

      Subpart 209.4 - DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, AND INELIGIBILITY

           209.402 Policy.

           209.403 Definitions.

           209.405 Effect of listing.

                209.405-2 Restrictions on subcontracting.

           209.406 Debarment.

                209.406-1 General.

                209.406-2 Causes for debarment.

                209.406-3 Procedures.

           209.407 Suspension.

                209.407-3 Procedures.

           209.409 Contract clause.

           209.470 Reserved.

           209.471 Congressional Medal of Honor.

      Subpart 209.5 - ORGANIZATIONAL AND CONSULTANT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

           209.505 General rules.

                209.505-4 Obtaining access to proprietary information.

           209.570 Limitations on contractors acting as lead system integrators.

                209.570-1 Definitions.

                209.570-2 Policy.

                209.570-3 Procedures.

                209.570-4 Solicitation provision and contract clause.

           209.571 Organizational conflicts of interest in major defense acquisition programs.

                209.571-0 Scope of subpart.

                209.571-1 Definitions.

                209.571-2 Applicability.

                209.571-3 Policy.

                209.571-4 Mitigation

                209.571-5 Lead system integrators.

                209.571-6 Identification of organizational conflicts of interest.

                209.571-7 Systems engineering and technical assistance contracts.

                209.571-8 Solicitation provision and contract clause.

Subpart 209.3 - Reserved

Part 210 - MARKET RESEARCH

      210.001 Policy.

      210.002 Procedures.

210.001 Policy.

(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).

(ii) Contracting officers shall use market research, where appropriate, to inform price reasonableness determinations (see 212.209 and 234.7002).

(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.

210.002 Procedures.

(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

      211.002 Policy

      Subpart 211.1 - SELECTING AND DEVELOPING REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENTS

           211.104 Use of brand name or equalpurchase descriptions.

           211.106 Purchase descriptions for service contracts.

           211.107 Solicitation provision.

           211.170 Use of proprietary specificationsor standards.

      Subpart 211.2 - USING AND MAINTAINING REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENTS

           211.201 Identification and availability of specifications.

           211.204 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

           211.270 Reserved.

           211.271 Elimination of use of class I ozone-depleting substances.

           211.272 Reserved

           211.273 Removed and Reserved.

                211.273-1 Removed.

                211.273-2 Removed.

                211.273-3 Removed.

                211.273-4 Removed.

           211.274 Item identification and valuation requirements.

                211.274-1 General.

                211.274-2 Policy for item unique identification.

                211.274-3 Policy for valuation.

                211.274-4 Policy for reporting of Government-furnished property.

                211.274-5 Policy for assignment of Government-assigned serial numbers.

                211.274-6 Contract clauses.

           211.275 Passive radio frequency identification.

                211.275-1 Definitions.

                211.275-2 Policy.

                211.275-3 Contract clause.

      Subpart 211.5 - LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

           211.500 Scope.

           211.503 Contract clauses.

      Subpart 211.6 - PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONS

           211.602 General.

      Subpart 211.70 - PURCHASE REQUESTS

           211.7001 Procedures.

211.002 Policy

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—

      Subpart 212.1 - ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS - GENERAL

           212.102 Applicability.

      Subpart 212.2 - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS

           212.203 Procedures for solicitation, evaluation, and award.

           212.205 Offers.

           212.207 Contract type.

           212.209 Determination of price reasonableness.

           212.211 Technical data.

           212.212 Computer software.

           212.270 Major weapon systems as commercial items.

           212.271 Limitation on acquisition of right-hand drive passenger sedans.

           212.272 Preference for certain commercial products and services.

      Subpart 212.3 - SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS

           212.301 Solicitation provisionsand contract clauses for the acquisition of commercial items.

           212.302 Tailoring of provisions and clauses for the acquisition of commercial items.

      Subpart 212.5 - APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN LAWS TO THE ACQUISITION OFCOMMERCIAL ITEMS AND COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLEOFF-THE-SHELF ITEMS

           212.503 Applicability of certain laws to Executive agency contracts for the acquisition of commercial items.

           212.504 Applicability of certain laws to subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items.

           212.505 Applicability of certain laws to contracts for the acquisition of COTS items.

      Subpart 212.6 - STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS

           212.602 Streamlined evaluation of offers.

      Subpart 212.70 - RESERVED

      Subpart 212.71 - PILOT PROGRAM FOR ACQUISITION OF MILITARY-PURPOSE NONDEVELOPMENTAL ITEMS

           212.7100 Scope.

           212.7101 Definitions.

           212.7102 Pilot program.

                212.7102-1 Contracts underthe program.

                212.7102-2 Reporting requirements.

                212.7102-3 Sunset of the pilot authority.

           212.7103 Solicitation provision.

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)).

Subpart 212.70 - RESERVED

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