Competition in Federal Contracting: An Overview of the Legal Requirements

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This report describes the competition requirements currently governing the procurement activities of federal agencies. It addresses several issues, including what contracts are subject to competition requirements, what constitutes full and open competition for government contracts, and the circumstances permitting agencies to award contracts on the basis of other than full and open competition. It also briefly describes the benefits and drawbacks of competition, situates recent reform efforts within their historical context, and discusses how the policy debates surrounding competition in federal contracting can shape legislative responses.

Creator(s): Manuel, Kate M.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 10, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Manuel, Kate M.

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: January 10, 2011
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This report describes the competition requirements currently governing the procurement activities of federal agencies. It addresses several issues, including what contracts are subject to competition requirements, what constitutes full and open competition for government contracts, and the circumstances permitting agencies to award contracts on the basis of other than full and open competition. It also briefly describes the benefits and drawbacks of competition, situates recent reform efforts within their historical context, and discusses how the policy debates surrounding competition in federal contracting can shape legislative responses.

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29 pages.

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