1. There are seven statutory exceptions to contract without providing for full and open competition. Select two of those authorities and discuss (in your own words) the rationale for using the exception.
The Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) of 1984 requires that all acquisitions be made using full and open competition. Seven exceptions to using full and open competition are specifically identified in FAR Part 6. Written justification must be provided when utilizing any of these exceptions. Additionally, depending on the dollar value of the purchase, the exception, along with supporting documentation, must be certified and approved at certain levels. Two of the seven statutory exceptions include:
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Non-commercial items – An item or service developed or used for solely for governmental purposes that are not made available to the general public.
9. Uniform Contract Format (UCF):
a. Identify the purpose of Section L and what is contained within the section.
Section L of the UCF contains “Instructions, conditions, and notices to offerors or respondents”. This section is used for solicitation provisions and other information and instructions not required elsewhere to guide offerors or respondents in preparing proposals or responses to requests for information.
b. Identify the purpose of Section M and what is contained within the section.
Section M of the UCF contains “Evaluation factors for award”. This section is used to identify all significant factors and significant subfactors that will be considered in awarding the contract and their relative importance.
c. What is the relationship between Section L and Section