In addition to those uses listed in FAR 10.001, agencies must use the results of market research to–
(a) Ensure the minimum use of hazardous or toxic materials;
(b) Ensure the maximum use of biobased products and biofuels; and
(c) Identify products and services on or eligible for addition to the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act Procurement List in order to achieve USDA’s goal to increase participation in this program.
Market research must include obtaining information on the commercial quality assurance practices as an alternative for Government inspection and testing prior to tender for acceptance.