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FAC Number: 2022-08
Effective Date: 09/23/2022

25.401 Exceptions.

      (a) This subpart does not apply to-

           (1) Acquisitions set aside for small businesses;

           (2) Acquisitions of arms, ammunition, or war materials, or purchases indispensable for national security or for national defense purposes;

           (3) Acquisitions of end products for resale;

           (4) Acquisitions from Federal Prison Industries, Inc., under subpart  8.6, and acquisitions under subpart  8.7, Acquisition from Nonprofit Agencies Employing People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled; and

           (5) Other acquisitions not using full and open competition, if authorized by subpart  6.2 or 6.3, when the limitation of competition would preclude use of the procedures of this subpart; or sole source acquisitions justified in accordance with 13.501(a).

      (b) In the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) and each FTA, there is a U.S. schedule that lists services that are excluded from that agreement in acquisitions by the United States. Acquisitions of the following services are excluded from coverage by the U.S. schedule of the WTO GPA or an FTA as indicated in this table:

* Note1. Acquisitions of the services listed at (2)(iii) of this table are a subset of the excluded services at (2)(i) and (ii), and are therefore not covered under the WTO GPA.

** Note2. Acquisitions of the services listed at (4)(ii) of this table are a subset of the excluded services at (4)(i), and are therefore not covered under the WTO GPA.

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