Developing a Federal Acquisition Team

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Developing a Federal Acquisition Team: Reverse Engineering a Standard Forestry Project to Determine Team Requirements FAR Provisions The selected project is controlled by the Forestry Department, which is part of the Department of Agriculture, placing the project under the auspices of Chapter 4 for the Federal Acquisition Regulations, which themselves make up Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR, 2012). Relevant paragraphs include a provision that all Head of Contracting Activities (HCAs) comply with FAR 7.103, detailed further below (e-CFR, 2012, Title 48, Ch. 4, Part 407, par. 407.103). In addition, paragraph 407.503 of the same chapter provides provisions for the determination of whether or not a proposed contracting function is "inherently governmental" according to FAR 7.503(e), and also sets out rules for settling disputes when there is not agreement on this issue (e-CFR, 2012). It is not expected that this will be of issue in this case, however, and thus the regulations specific to the Department of Agriculture are not of great importance in building the acquisition team for this project. Turning to the general FAR provisions, contacting the USAID Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization will not be necessary given the expected project cost of $100,000 or less (e-CFR, 2012, par. 705.207(b)). Thus it is the general acquisition rules of Part 701, and specifically part 701.6, that will define the rules for developing and guiding the
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