36.103 Methods of contracting.

      (a) The contracting officer shall use sealed bid procedures for a construction contract if the conditions in 6.401(a) apply, unless the contract will be performed outside the United States and its outlying areas. (See 6.401(b)(2).)

      (b) Contracting officers shall acquire architect-engineer services by negotiation, and select sources in accordance with applicable law, subpart  36.6, and agency regulations.