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    How do we explain how the "market survey" is satisfied via the BAA process?


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    FAR 2.101 Definitions
    "Broad agency announcement" means a general announcement of an agency's research interest including criteria for selecting proposals and soliciting the participation of all offerors capable of satisfying the Government's needs (see 6.102(d)(2)).
     
     "Market research" means collecting and analyzing information about capabilities within the market to satisfy agency needs. 
     
    FAR 6.102(d)(2) 
     (d) Other competitive procedures.
    (2) Competitive selection of basic and applied research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement is a competitive procedure if award results from --
    (i) A broad agency announcement that is general in nature identifying areas of research interest,  including criteria for selecting proposals, and soliciting the participation of all offerors capable of satisfying the Government's needs; and
    (ii) A peer or scientific review.

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