DOD May Clarify Sole-Source Production Contracting Rules
Law360 (October 2, 2019, 5:15 PM EDT) -- Two recent developments are significant for the U.S. Department of Defense's use of sole source follow-on production contracts arising from prototype Other Transactions — (1) a proposed Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement rule and (2) the U.S. Government Accountability Office's decision in DRS Sustainment Systems Inc.
The proposed rule contains interesting insight as to the DOD's view of follow-on production contracts and it emphasizes the importance of the DOD satisfying several specific requirements before transitioning from a prototype Other Transaction to the sole source award of a follow-on production contract.
The GAO's decision in DRS Sustainment, however, seems to hold that the...
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