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507.104 General procedures.

507.104 General procedures.

      (a)  The planner shall:

           (1) Comply with the requirements of FAR Subpart 7.1, and coordinate with other members of the planning team as appropriate.

           (2)  Write the acquisition plan using all planning team members especially for complex or highly sensitive acquisitions.

           (3)  Review the acquisition history of the supplies and services.

           (4)  Review the description of the supplies, including (when necessary for adequate description) a picture, drawing, diagram, or other graphic representation.

           (5) Coordinate with the Small Business Technical Advisor (SBTA) as necessary to fulfill the requirements of FAR 7.104(d) (See 519.202-1).

           (6)  Coordinate with the GSA Chief Information Officer (CIO) if the action involves GSA information technology and ensure acquisition plans are approved by the GSA CIO. Guidance for identifying the applicable GSA CIO point of contact is located on the Acquisition Portal at For interagency acquisitions involving information technology, see subpart  517.5.

           (7)  Obtain concurrence of the contracting officer, and approvals as required in paragraph 507.105(c)(1).

           (8)  Coordinate with the Office of General Counsel on an as needed basis, but definitely for plans over $20 million.

           (9)  Ensure that an interagency agreement is in place in all agency specific clauses, terms and conditions are incorporated in the acquisition, when conducting purchases on behalf of other agencies.

           (10)  Follow sustainability policies and procedures specified in part  523 throughout the procurement.

      (b)  The contracting officer shall:

           (1)  Ensure that acquisition planning and market research are performed for all acquisitions.

           (2)  Ensure that the contract file contains a copy of the approved acquisition plan.

      (c)   Applicability. With the following exceptions, all acquisitions, including orders and BPAs, require written acquisition plans.

           (1)  When awarding a single IDIQ contract or a BPA for a specific requirement and agency, an acquisition plan will be developed for the base contract. The resulting orders should be covered by and reference the same acquisition plan.

           (2)  Oral plans.

      (d)  The planner is encouraged to use the Acquisition Planning Wizard (APW) (found at, or any successor system, for all acquisitions exceeding the SAT. Not later than 7 calendar days after the acquisition plan is approved, if not completed in APW, an electronic copy shall be sent to