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7.202 Policy.

7.202 Policy.

      (a) Agencies are required by 10 U.S.C.2384a and 41 U.S.C.3310 to procure supplies in such quantity as-

           (1) Will result in the total cost and unit cost most advantageous to the Government, where practicable; and

           (2) Does not exceed the quantity reasonably expected to be required by the agency.

      (b) Each solicitation for a contract for supplies is required, if practicable, to include a provision inviting each offeror responding to the solicitation-

           (1)To state an opinion on whether the quantity of the supplies proposed to be acquired is economically advantageous to the Government; and

           (2)If applicable, to recommend a quantity or quantities which would be more economically advantageous to the Government. Each such recommendation is required to include a quotation of the total price and the unit price for supplies procured in each recommended quantity.