Text Box: [END]September 24, 2001

 

 

AGAR ADVISORY

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AGAR ADVISORY NO. 36

 

CLASS JUSTIFICATION AND APPROVAL
FOR OTHER THAN FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION

INTRODUCTION : This Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) Advisory has been prepared to provide information on a class justification and approval for other than full and open competition under the current national emergency.

 

SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has prepared a class justification and approval for other than full and open competition under the current national emergency. This is available for use by any USDA contracting activity.

 

SPECIFIC ISSUES :

 

On September 14, 2001, President George W. Bush signed a Declaration of National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks. In that Proclamation, President Bush declared that a National Emergency has existed since September 11, 2001.

 

This National Emergency has given rise to a continuing urgent need for supplies and services of an unusual and compelling nature since September 11.

 

In responding to this national emergency any USDA contracting activity will need to respond with appropriately accelerated procedures. To empower and accelerate the acquisition process supporting this national emergency, the attached justification and approval has been prepared.

 

The attachment is provided in PDF format to make it available for inclusion in contract files.

 

If you have questions regarding this advisory, please contact Todd Repass, Chief, PPD via email at Todd.Repass@da.usda.gov or by phone at (202) 690-1060; or send an email to procurement.policy@da.usda.gov.

 

This advisory is available on the USDA procurement homepage at http://www.usda.gov/procurement/policy/advisories.html.

EXPIRATION DATE: This Advisory is effective until canceled.