DATE: February 18, 2005

SUBJECT: Navy Marine Corps Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NMCARS) Change 03-5, Other Than Full and Open Competition Justifications

SOURCE: Office of the Navy Assistant Secretary for Research, Development and Acquisition Memorandum, February 14, 2005

AGENCIES: Department of the Navy (DON) and Marine Corps

ACTION: Notice

SYNOPSIS: NMCARS 5206.303-1, Requirements, is deleted because paragraph (b) of the corresponding subsection in Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 206.303-1, Requirements, was removed. DFARS 206.303-1, which stated that technical and requirements personnel must obtain required approvals before submitting a recommendation for other than full and open competition to the contracting officer, was considered unnecessary. NMCARS 5206.303-1, which consisted of paragraph (b), stated that the head of the contracting activity was responsible for specifying the levels of review and approval.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the final rule that removed DFARS 206.303-1(b), see the December 15, 2004, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Competition Requirements.

The NMCARS is Chapter 52 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations. It is available on the Internet at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFNAPS1.htm.

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 14, 2005.

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