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Contracting Mechanism Used for Program is not Appropriate - Federal Acquisition Regulation 16.505(a)(2) - supplemental policy to ADS 302, Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC): Task Order Work Statement Development Checklist - Competition in Contracting Act

In the absence of an indefinite quantity contract (IQC) offering technical advisory services on [...] areas, [the mission] turned to an IQC that [provided different services].

According to Federal Acquisition Regulation 16.505(a)(2), “orders shall be within the scope” of an indefinite-delivery contract. As well, USAID’s supplemental policy to ADS 302, Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC): Task Order Work Statement Development Checklist, states that the task order must fit within the scope of the IQC statement of work.

General Recommendations

  • Either re-compete the contract for technical services or prepare the appropriate justification required by the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 for other than full and open competition.

Source:  AUDIT REPORT NO. 1-523-11-001-P JANUARY 12, 2011

The recommendations are derived from audit reports of the Office of the Inspector General. The source refers to the audit report, which is available on this site as part of the Audit Database Project: an educational tool for compliance with USAID regulations.  Please see the disclaimer of this site before using recommendations.


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