If the FAR only permits 8(a) Sole Source awards for $4 million (nonmanufacturing) and $6.5 million (manufacturing), how does the DoD circumvent this to award sole source contracts over this threshold? Has something else been published to permit these awards over these limits?
FAR 19.805-1(b) permits sole-source awards to 8(a) firms above the thresholds covered in FAR 19.805-1(a). Previously, no J&A was required for these awards made pursuant to FAR 19.805-1(b), regardless of the dollar value. Now, there is a dollar value threshold for requiring a J&A for these awards; that threshold is $20 million.
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