(Revised September 23, 2016)
(a)(i) When using FAR part 12 procedures for acquisitions exceeding $1 million in value, except for acquisitions made pursuant to FAR 12.102(f)(1), the contracting officer shall—
(A) Determine in writing that the acquisition meets the commercial item definition in FAR 2.101;
(B) Include the written determination in the contract file; and
(C) Obtain approval at one level above the contracting officer when a commercial item determination relies on subsections (1)(ii), (3), (4), or (6) of the “commercial item” definition at FAR 2.101.