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12.101 Policy.

12.101 Policy.

The head of the agency shall—

      (a) Conduct market research to determine whether commercial items or nondevelopmental items are available that could meet the agency’s requirements;

      (b) Acquire commercial items or nondevelopmental items when they are available to meet the needs of the agency; and

      (c) Require prime contractors and subcontractors at all tiers to incorporate, to the maximum extent practicable, commercial items or nondevelopmental items as components of items supplied to the agency.