PART 1206 - COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS
Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 41 U.S.C. 1121(c)(3); 41 U.S.C. 1702; and 48 CFR 1.301 through 1.304.
Source: 87 FR 61159, Oct. 7, 2022, unless otherwise noted.
Subpart 1206.2 - Full and Open Competition After Exclusion of Sources
1206.202 Establishing or maintaining alternative sources.
(a) The head of the contracting activity (HCA) is delegated authority to exclude a particular source from a contract action in order to establish or maintain an alternative source under the conditions listed in FAR 6.202(a).
(b) The HCA is also delegated authority to approve a Determination and Findings (D&F) in support of a contract action awarded under the authority of FAR 6.202(a).
Subpart 1206.3 - Other Than Full and Open Competition
1206.302 Circumstances permitting other than full and open competition.
1206.302-1 Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.
(b)(4) The HCA is authorized to determine that only specified makes and models of technical equipment and parts will satisfy the agency's needs under FAR 6.302-1(b)(4).
1206.302-7 Public interest.
(a)(2) The authority under FAR 6.302-7 whereby full and open competition need not be provided for when determined that it is not in the public interest in a particular acquisition is reserved by the Secretary and may not be delegated. A written determination made and signed by the Secretary shall be included in the contract file.
(c)(3) The contracting officer shall prepare a justification to support the determination under FAR 6.302-7(c)(3).
Subpart 1206.5 - Advocates for Competition
The DOT Agency Advocate for Competition is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration.