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571.101 Scope.

571.101 Scope.

      (a)  This part establishes a pilot program to competitively procure innovative commercial items, including products, technologies, and services using the commercial solutions opening (CSO) procedure authorized by section 880 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Pub. L.114-328).

      (b)  The competitive selection from a general solicitation and the peer review of such solution briefs by scientific, technological, or other subject matter experts within the U.S. Government is considered to be a competitive procedure.

      (c)  Procurements under the CSO Pilot Program must be compliant with the requirements in this part and the requirements in the GSA Procurement Innovation Resource Center (PIRC) CSO Guide available at https://www.gsa.gov/pirc.