Since a "bridge" contract seems to work the same way and serve the same purpose as a continued contract, can I look to DFARS 204.7001 and PGI 204.7001 (c), on continued contracts, for guidance on awarding "bridge" contracts?
The guidance at DFARS 204.7001 and its PGI complement should be followed for continued (bridge) contracts. The DFARS use of the term "continued contract" is somewhat confusing, as the continued (bridge) contracts "operates as a separate contract" according to the DFARS itself (204.7001(c)(2)(iii)). The larger issue here is that continued/bridge contracts are discouraged because they are "sole source" contracts issued to incumbents...but that's another matter beyond the scope of your question.
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