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Noncompetitive Contracts Awarded Based on Urgency (April 13, 2015)

Reference: OUSD(AT&L)/DPAP memorandum, dated April 13, 2015-- http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/policy/policyvault/USA001100-15-DPAP.pdf
Additional Reference: GAO Report, GAO-14-304: http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/661983.pdf

Summary: This memorandum addresses three recommendations found in GAO Report, GAO-14-304, "Federal Contracting: Noncompetitive Contracts Based on Urgency Need Additional Oversight," dated March 26, 2014. The three recommendations are: to establish a process for documenting that justifications were posted in compliance with the requirements in the FAR; to provide guidance to contracting staff on what actions to take when required approval signatures are not obtained in order to post the justifications within 30 days; and, to develop an oversight mechanism when the cumulative value of noncompetitive contracts awarded on the basis of unusual and compelling urgency increases considerably beyond the initial contract award value. Further details are provided within the memorandum.

DPAP Memorandum Page: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ops/policy_vault.html
DASN(AP) POC: 693-4019

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