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PART 1333 - PROTESTS, DISPUTES, AND APPEALS

 

Subpart 1333.1 - Protests

 

1333.101 Definitions.

Protest Decision Authority means agency officials above the level of  the contracting officer who have been designated by the Procurement Executive to issue  agency protest decisions under Executive Order 12979.

 

1333.102 General.

(a) Contracting officers shall promptly notify the Procurement Counsel, and  seek legal advice upon receiving notice that a protest has been filed in any forum.

(b) The designee authorized to determine that a solicitation, proposed award,  or award under protest does not comply with the requirements of law or regulation, and to  take the actions specified at FAR 33.102 (b) is set forth in CAM 1301.70. Corrective action  shall only be taken after consultation with Procurement Counsel.

 

1333.103 Protests to the agency.

(a) Insert provision 1352.233-70, Agency Protests, in  all DOC solicitations, except these issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

(b) All agency protest decisions shall be reviewed by Procurement Counsel  before submission to the protester.

 

1333.104 Protests to GAO.

 

1333.104-70 Protests to GAO and Court of Federal Claims.

(a) Insert clause 1352.233-71, GAO and Court of Federal  Claims Protests, in all DOC solicitations, except those for the U.S. Patent and  Trademark Office.

(b) Only Procurement Counsel shall communicate with the Government  Accountability Office (GAO), the Court of Federal Claims and the Department of Justice  regarding applicable protests. Procurement Counsel shall be responsible for preparation and  submission of the agency report to the GAO and litigation reports to the Department of  Justice.

(c) The designee authorized to authorize, on a nondelegable basis, the award  of a contract when the agency has received notice from the GAO of a preaward protest filed  directly with the GAO is set forth in CAM 1301.70.

(d) The designee authorized to authorize, on a nondelegable basis, contract  performance notwithstanding protest after award is set forth in CAM 1301.70.

(e) The designee authorized to report and explain the reasons why the agency  has not fully implement GAO recommendations with respect to a protest is set forth in CAM  1301.70.

 

Subpart 1333.2 - Disputes and Appeals

 

1333.203 Applicability.

The designee authorized to determine that the application of the Contract  Disputes Act of 1978 to a contract with an international organization or a subsidiary body  of that organization would not be in the public interest is set forth in CAM 1301.70.

 

1333.206 Initiation of a claim.

Contracting officers shall promptly notify Procurement Counsel and seek legal  advice upon receiving a contractor claim.

 

1333.211 Contracting officer's decision.

All contracting officer decisions on claims shall be reviewed by Procurement  Counsel before submission to the contractor.

 

1333.212 Contracting officer's duties upon appeals.

Only Procurement Counsel will communicate with the Civilian Board of Contract  Appeals or the Department of Justice regarding appeals of contracting officer decisions.  Procurement Counsel shall be responsible for preparation and submission of all filings with  the Board.

 

1333.215 Contract clauses.

Alternate I of FAR 52.233-1, Disputes, may be used at the  discretion of the contracting officer.

 

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