ADS Reference 302mbe

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Local Competition Authority Pilot Program

Mandatory Reference for ADS 302

Partial Revision Date: 07/21/2014
Responsible Office: M/OAA/P
File Name: 302mbe_072114


Contracting Officers (COs) and Operating Units (OUs) are encouraged to take advantage of the pilot program “Local Competition” statutory authority to limit competition to local entities when doing so will result in cost savings, develop local capacity, or enable USAID to initiate an activity in appreciably less time than if competition were not limited, and local organizations have the technical capacity and accountability systems adequate to perform the resulting contract successfully. Use of the authority promotes Agency efforts to develop local capacity sustainably and streamlines the process for operating units when limiting competition to local firms.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 9:30am