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10 USC 2373 “Procurement for Experimental Purposes”

Title 10 Section 2373 “Procurement of Experimental Purposed” is a rapid acquisition tool for fielding and testing new capabilities. Organizations must request delegations of authority to utilize 2373. Since FAR and DFARS don’t apply to section 2373 projects can be streamlined avoiding non-value-added processes. Section 2373 authority can be combined with other authorities such as …

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Best-In-Class

Best-in-Class (BIC) is designated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a preferred governmentwide solution that: Allows acquisition experts to take advantage of pre-vetted, governmentwide contract solutions; Supports a governmentwide migration to solutions that are mature and market-proven; Assists in the optimization of spend, within the governmentwide category management framework; and Increases the …

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Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO)

A Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) is a merit-based source selection strategy for the Department of Defense (DoD) to acquire innovative commercial items, technologies, or services that directly fulfill requirements, close capability gaps, or provide potential technological advances. It’s focused on businesses or institutions that have “not traditionally” done business with the U.S. Government. CSO can …

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Defense Grant and Agreement Regulatory System (DGARS)

  Defense Grant and Agreement Regulatory System (DGARS) is a system of policies and procedures to guide DoD for utilizing grants and cooperative agreements. It governs the award of grants and other non-procurement transactions.   AcqLinks and References DoD Directive 3210.06 “Defense Grant and Agreement Regulatory System (DGARS)” – 6 Feb 2014 Updated: 7/17/2017