FAR 6.302-1 - Only one responsible source (except brand name)
August 11, 2013
Added: Jul 11, 2013 3:20 pm
This justification and approval (J&A) authorizes an exception to competition IAW FAR to provide wireless service for TRICARE Management Activity. Currently, TRICARE has a service level agreement in place that will expire at the end of the month with Army ITA. On 05/03/13 TRICARE was notified via email that ITA was no longer providing support for wireless service. A phone call to the help desk was subsequently made to confirm the email notification. As a result, TRICARE is under considerable pressure to obtain continuity of services. Due to the short time line, an immediate contracting action is required (bridge contract and succeeding BPA/IDIQ creation).