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Title 48Chapter 1Subchapter APart 3Subpart 3.6 → §3.603

Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System
Subpart 3.6—Contracts With Government Employees or Organizations Owned or Controlled by Them

3.603   Responsibilities of the contracting officer.

(a) Before awarding a contract, the contracting officer shall obtain an authorization under 3.602 if—

(1) The contracting officer knows, or has reason to believe, that a prospective contractor is one to which award is otherwise prohibited under 3.601; and

(2) There is a most compelling reason to make an award to that prospective contractor.

(b) The contracting officer shall comply with the requirements and guidance in subpart 9.5 before awarding a contract to an organization owned or substantially owned or controlled by Government employees.

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