Sign In
  • Question

    If a contracting officer makes a determination that one of the conditions at FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(B) applies and thus a multiple award approach cannot be utlized, if the acquisition is over the dollar threshold in FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D) does a determination and finding still need to be process if a single source IDIQ will be awarded? Or would FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D) only come into play if the determination under FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(B) is not being made?


    A determination shall be made in accordance with DFARS:
    216.504 Indefinite-quantity contracts.
    (c)(1)(ii)(D) Limitation on single-award contracts.
    (i) The authority to make the determination authorized in FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(1) shall not be delegated below the level of the senior procurement executive.
    (ii) A copy of each determination made in accordance with FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D) shall be submitted to the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, ATTN: OUSD(AT&L)DPAP/CPIC, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060.

    In addition you should review the Better Buying Power Memorandums from the Office of The Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, (USD (AT&L))dated 14 Sep 2010 and 3 Nov 2010, which addresses single source contracts.  The web address is  The two specific areas that you should review are Promote Real Competition and Improve Tradecraft in Services Acquisition.

    Open full Question Details