52.244-5 Competition in Subcontracting.

As prescribed in 44.204(c), insert the following clause:

Competition in Subcontracting (Dec 1996)

      (a) The Contractor shall select subcontractors (including suppliers) on a competitive basis to the maximum practical extent consistent with the objectives and requirements of the contract.

      (b)If the Contractor is an approved mentor under the Department of Defense Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program (Pub.L.101-510, section 831 as amended), the Contractor may award subcontracts under this contract on a noncompetitive basis to its protégés.

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