SUBPART 211.1 —SELECTING AND DEVELOPING REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENTS
211.104 Use of brand name or equal purchase descriptions.
A justification and approval is required to use brand name or equal purchase descriptions—
(1) When using sealed bidding or negotiated acquisition procedures (see 206.302-1(c)(2) for justification requirements); or
(2) When using the simplified procedures for certain commercial items at FAR 13.5 (see 213.501(a)(ii) for justification requirement).
211.106 Purchase descriptions for service contracts.
Agencies shall require that purchase descriptions for service contracts and resulting requirements documents, such as statements of work or performance work statements, include language to provide a clear distinction between Government employees and contractor employees. Agencies shall be guided by the characteristics and descriptive elements of personal-services contracts at FAR 37.104. Service contracts shall require contractor employees to identify themselves as contractor personnel by introducing themselves or being introduced as contractor personnel and displaying distinguishing badges or other visible identification for meetings with Government personnel. In addition, contracts shall require contractor personnel to appropriately identify themselves as contractor employees in telephone conversations and in formal and informal written correspondence.
211.107 Solicitation provision.
(b) To comply with section 875(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328), use the provision at FAR 52.211-7, Alternatives to Government-Unique Standards, in DoD solicitations that include military or Government-unique specifications and standards.
211.170 Use of proprietary specifications or standards.
A justification and approval is required to use proprietary specifications and standards—
(1) When using sealed bidding or negotiated acquisition procedures (see 206.302-1(S-70) for justification requirements); or
(2) When using the simplified procedures for certain commercial items at FAR 13.5 (see 213.501(a)(ii) for justification requirements).