There are some contracting personnel that are of the opinion that whenever the word "determination" is used in the FAR or its supplements, applicable to a particular situation in question, that a "determination and findings" (D&F) document must be written.
Request your opinion on this matter. It appears this is being taught in some of the contracting courses.
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Please see previously asked and answered AAP question at https://dap.dau.mil/aap/pages/qdetails.aspx?cgiSubjectAreaID=3&cgiQuestionID=117257. The answer reads:
FAR 1.701 Definition, answers your question, “Determination and Findings” means a special form of written approval by an authorized official that is required by statute or regulation as a prerequisite to taking certain contract actions. The “determination” is a conclusion or decision supported by the “findings.” The findings are statements of fact or rationale essential to support the determination and must cover each requirement of the statute or regulation.”