(a) The AS/PMB is authorized to approve the CO's determination to enter into, extend or renew any management and operating contract.
(b) The CO shall prepared requests for authorization to enter into, extend or renew any management and operating contract shall be prepared by the CO and submitted by the HCA through the Director, PAM for approval by the AS/PMB. The request shall be submitted prior to solicitation for the requirement and shall:
(1) Reference the statutory authority for the requirement;
(2) Discuss the relationship between the requirement and the limitations in FAR 17.603;
(3) Include a copy of the proposed contract schedule and evaluation factors for; and
(4) If a noncompetitive procurement is proposed, include a copy of the Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition.
(c) The HCA shall be responsible for conducting the reviews required by FAR 17.602(c) and taking required actions within the time limit prescribed.
(d) The CO shall request authorization under paragraph (a) of this section for solicitation of offers for cost comparison purposes under OMB Circular A-76 (see FAR 7.3) for:
(1) Operation, maintenance, or support of a Government-owned or controlled special production or testing facility; or
(2) Any other commercial or industrial service activity which, if performed by a contractor, would result in a management and operating contract as defined under FAR Subpart 17.6.