SUBPART 5206.2 – FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION AFTER EXCLUSION OF SOURCES
5206.202 Establishing or maintaining alternative sources.
(b)(1) Determination and Findings (D&Fs) shall be signed as follows:
(i) For a proposed contract not exceeding the approval threshold at FAR 6.304(a)(3), the approval level is the HCA, or a designee who—
(A) If a member of the armed forces, is a general or flag officer; or
(B) If a civilian, is serving in a position in the Senior Executive Service (SES).
(ii) For a proposed contract exceeding the approval threshold at FAR 6.304(a)(4), the approval level is the NSPE. D&Fs for NSPE approval shall be submitted with a copy of the approved AS, Streamlined Acquisition Plan (STRAP) or Management and Oversight Process for the Acquisition of Services – Streamlined (MOPAS-S) via DASN(P) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “[Activity Name] FAR 6.202 - Establishing or Maintaining Alternative Sources.”