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Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System
PART 2906—COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS
Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 40 U.S.C. 486(c).
Source: 69 FR 22991, Apr. 27, 2004, unless otherwise noted.
Subpart 2906.3—Other Than Full and Open Competition
(a) Department of Labor acquisitions must comply with the Department of Labor Manual Series (DLMS) 2, Chapter 830 (available by mail from the Director, Division of Acquisition Management Services, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210-0001), or electronically from http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/boc/prb.htm. Any proposed noncompetitive acquisition in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold must be fully justified and, if required by the DLMS, submitted to the DOL Procurement Review Board and approved by the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management and, in the case of research and development contracts, also by the Assistant Secretary for Policy.
(b) With the exception of contracts for advisory and assistance services or for research and development, the contracting officer has the authority below the simplified acquisition threshold to approve sole source contracts. The contracting officer is responsible for assuring that proposed acquisitions below the simplified acquisition threshold are in compliance with FAR and DOLAR requirements regarding competition.
The authority of the agency head to determine that only specified make and models of technical equipment will satisfy the agency's need under FAR 6.302-1 is delegated to the HCA.
Subpart 2906.5—Competition Advocate
The Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management must appoint a Competition Advocate for the Department of Labor. The appointment will be predicated on an understanding of the competition requirements in the FAR, and particularly small business programs.