I'm looking for the regulations for when contracts should be awarded. If there is agency contract in place, can a tenant command write another contract with similar service? Also, should a command from the Navy write a contract if the Army already has the same contract service in place? Bottom line, I'm looking for the regulations that speaks to when should or should a new contract be award if the DOD already has a similar contract in place.
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FAR 7.102 (a) states "Agencies shall perform acquisition planning and conduct market research (see part 10) for all acquisitions in order to promote and provide for — (4) Appropriate consideration of the use of pre-existing contracts, including interagency and intra-agency contracts, to fulfill the requirement, before awarding new contracts. (See 8.002 through 8.004 and subpart 17.5)." Please note the quoted reference also refers you to FAR 8.002-8.004 and subpart 17.5, so you should review these references as well. In addition to FAR 8.002 - 8.004 and subpart 17.5, also take a look at DFARS 208.002, DFARS Subpart 208.70, DFARS Subpart 217.5 and your agency regulation. DFARS Subpart 208.70 covers the policy and procedures for acquisition of items through another department/agency within DOD or through GSA when a department/agency or GSA has been assigned contracting authority for that particular item.