FAR -- Part 10 Market Research

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FAR -- Part 10
Market Research

(FAC 2005-91)
(31 October 2016)

10.000 -- Scope of Part.

This part prescribes policies and procedures for conducting market research to arrive at the most suitable approach to acquiring, distributing, and supporting supplies and services. This part implements the requirements of 41 U.S.C. 3306(a)(1),41 U.S.C 3307, 10 U.S.C. 2377, and 6 U.S.C. 796.

10.001 -- Policy.

(a) Agencies shall --

(b) When conducting market research, agencies should not request potential sources to submit more than the minimum information necessary.

(c) If an agency contemplates consolidation or bundling, the agency —

(d) See 10.003 for the requirement for a prime contractor to perform market research in contracts in excess of $5.5 million for the procurement of items other than commercial items in accordance with section 826 of Public Law 110-181.

10.002 -- Procedures.

(a) Acquisitions begin with a description of the Government’s needs stated in terms sufficient to allow conduct of market research.

(b) Market research is then conducted to determine if commercial items or nondevelopmental items are available to meet the Government’s needs or could be modified to meet the Government’s needs.

(c) If market research indicates commercial or nondevelopmental items might not be available to satisfy agency needs, agencies shall reevaluate the need in accordance with 10.001(a)(3)(ii) and determine whether the need can be restated to permit commercial or nondevelopmental items to satisfy the agency’s needs.


(e) Agencies should document the results of market research in a manner appropriate to the size and complexity of the acquisition.

10.003 -- Contract Clause.

The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.210-1, Market Research, in solicitation and contracts over $5.5 million for the procurement of items other than commercial items.

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