FAR 52.210-1 Market Research. Basic (Apr 2011)

As prescribed in 10.003, the contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.210-1, Market Research, in solicitations and contracts over $5.5 million for the procurement of items other than commercial items.

Market Research (Apr 2011)

(a) Definition. As used in this clause-

“Commercial item” and “nondevelopmental item” have the meaning contained in Federal Acquisition Regulation 2.101.

(b) Before awarding subcontracts over the simplified acquisition threshold for items other than commercial items, the Contractor shall conduct market research to-

    (1) Determine if commercial items or, to the extent commercial items suitable to meet the agency’s needs are not available, nondevelopmental items are available that-

        (i) Meet the agency’s requirements;

        (ii) Could be modified to meet the agency’s requirements; or

        (iii) Could meet the agency’s requirements if those requirements were modified to a reasonable extent; and

    (2) Determine the extent to which commercial items or nondevelopmental items could be incorporated at the component level.

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(b) Before awarding subcontracts over the simplified acquisition threshold for items other than commercial items, the Contractor shall conduct market research to— (1) Determine if commercial items or, to the extent commercial items suitable to meet the agency’s needs are not available, nondevelopmental items are available that— (i) Meet the agency’s requirements; (ii) Could be modified to meet the agency’s requirements; or (iii) Could meet the agency’s requirements if those requirements were modified to a reasonable extent; and (2) Determine the extent to which commercial items or nondevelopmental items could be incorporated at the component level.

Commercial items ✖ Subcontractor ✖ 

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