Regardless of the source of supplies or services to be acquired, competitively procured services defined in Annex 22, Seaport Engineering and Program Management Categories, shall comply with requirements in 5237.102 and Annex 23.
No solicitation shall be issued earlier than three (3) business days after the HCA forwards a copy of any approved limited sources justification which negates the use of SeaPort. The approved limited sources justification shall be submitted to DASN(P) by email at SeniorServicesManage.email@example.com with the subject “NMCARS 5206.304(a) – Limited Sources Justification Negating the Consideration of SeaPort.” The only exception to this is if the circumstances at FAR 8.405-6(a)(1)(i)(A) apply. That justification shall be submitted not later than two (2) business days after its approval.
(d)(1) At a minimum, the advocate for competition of the activity placing the order shall approve the justification.
SUBPART 5208.7—ACQUISITION FROM NONPROFIT AGENCIES EMPLOYING PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED
Pursuant to 5201.601-90(b)(3), NAVSUPSYSCOM has responsibility for providing DON-wide policies, procedures, and guidance for AbilityOne acquisitions.
(a) When contracting responsibility has been assigned to the DON under the DOD Coordinated Acquisition Program, the Commander, NAVSUPSYSCOM shall assign contracting responsibilities to a particular contracting activity.
(5)(iii) The HCA is the designated management official. The management official shall coordinate any request for waiver with the DON CIO.