NOAA Acquisition Manual

 

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Subchapter B- Competition and Acquisition Planning
 

Part 1330-6 Competition Requirements

Subpart 1330-6.3 Other than full and open competition

1330-6.302 Circumstances permitting other than full and open competition

1330-6.303 Justifications

1330-6.303-2 Content

1330-6.304 Approval of the Justification



 

Part 1330-6 Competition Requirements

Subpart 1330-6.3 Other than full and open competition

1330-6.302 Circumstances permitting other than full and open competition

1330-6.302-1 Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements

(c) Application for brand-name descriptions. See NOAA Brand Name Training for additional guidance.

1330-6.303 Justifications

1330-6.303-2 Content

(a) A justification is required for every proposed contract above the micro-purchase threshold that does not promote full and open competition. When preparing justifications, the following apply:

  1. For a proposed action at or below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT), use the Purchase Request and attach the narrative for the justification.
  2. For a proposed action above the SAT, use Form CD 492 Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition and address the sequential requirements itemized in FAR 6.303-2(a) and as required by the NOAA Procedures for Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition.  These procedures are applicable to all NOAA Line and Staff Offices and all acquisitions under FAR Part 6, with exception to those acquisitions exempt under FAR 6.001 or by authorized statute. This AI is not applicable for Justifications for Limited Sources (FAR 8.405-6(d) and Justifications for Exception to Fair Opportunity (FAR 16.505(b)(2(ii)).
  3. In accordance with FAR 6.303-2, each Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition shall contain sufficient facts and rationale to justify the use of the specific authority and at a minimum, address each of the twelve content requirements. A Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition is prepared by the requesting activity using, using the Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition template, and formulates the written documentation required to support the recommendation for other than full and open competition after conducting thorough market research. The requesting activity certifies that the narrative information within the justification is accurate and contains complete data necessary to support the recommendation for other than full open competition. The requesting activity also certifies that the justification verifies the Government’s minimum needs or schedule requirements and any rationale used to justify other than full and open competition procedures. The requisitioner certifying bona fide need shall certify the noncompetitive procurement on the Form CD-492 Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition. The Line and Staff Offices may establish additional written policies for the review and certification of noncompetitive procurements as deemed necessary..

1330-6.304 Approval of the Justification

(a)(1) The NOAA SBPO has delegated the authority for the review and approval of Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition not exceeding $700,000 to the HCOs for each Acquisition Division. Approval for a Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition exceeding this amount shall follow the delegated authority within Appendix A of CAM 1301.70. See AGO Review and Approval Matrixfor review and approval authorities.

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