Non mandatory item (not office supplies) purchased via DOD Emall.
How would you answer Mandatory Source "Used" - Yes or No?
The answer is "Yes", a manadatory source was used. Although there are supplies and services which must be obtained from specified sources, FAR 8.002 encourages the use of required sources of supplies and services for non-mandatory items. See FAR 8.402(e) regarding adding items not on the Federal Supply Schedule, i.e., open market items.
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