(Revised October 1, 2019)
213.104 Promoting competition.
213.106-1 Soliciting competition.
213.106-1-70 Soliciting competition – tiered evaluation of offers.
213.106-2 Evaluation of quotations or offers.
213.106-2-70 Solicitation provision.
Structure awards valued above the micro-purchase threshold (e.g., contract line items, delivery schedule, and invoice instructions) in a manner that will minimize the generation of invoices valued at or below the micro-purchase threshold.
(2)(i) Include an evaluation factor regarding supply chain risk (see subpart 239.73) when acquiring information technology, whether as a service or as a supply, that is a covered system, is a part of a covered system, or is in support of a covered system, as defined in 239.7301.
(ii) See 215.101-2-70 for limitations and prohibitions on the use of the lowest price technically acceptable source selection process, which are applicable to simplified acquisitions.
(iii) See 217.7801 for the prohibition on the use of reverse auctions for personal protective equipment and aviation critical safety items.
See limitations on the use of tiered evaluation of offers at 215.203-70.
(b)(i) For competitive solicitations for supplies using FAR part 13 simplified acquisition procedures, including acquisitions valued at less than or equal to $1 million under the authority at FAR subpart 13.5, the contracting officer shall—
(A) Consider data available in the statistical reporting module of the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) regarding the supplier’s past performance history for the Federal supply class (FSC) and product or service code (PSC) of the supplies being purchased. Procedures for the use of SPRS in the evaluation of quotations or offers are provided in the SPRS User's Manual available under the references section of the SPRS website at https://www.sprs.csd.disa.mil/reference.htm;
(B) Ensure the basis for award includes an evaluation of each supplier’s past performance history in SPRS for the FSC and PSC of the supplies being purchased; and
(C) In the case of a supplier without a record of relevant past performance history in SPRS for the FSC or PSC of the supplies being purchased, the supplier may not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably for its past performance history.
Use the provision at 252.213-7000, Notice to Prospective Suppliers on the Use of Supplier Performance Risk System in Past Performance Evaluations, in competitive solicitations for supplies when using FAR part 13 simplified acquisition procedures, including competitive solicitations using FAR part 12 procedures for the acquisition of commercial items and acquisitions valued at less than or equal to $1 million under the authority at FAR subpart 13.5.