“Do You Know” the reasoning behind the mandatory inclusion of FAR 52.201-1’s market research requirement in solicitations and contracts with a value in excess of $5M?

The answer can be found in the regulatory history that is referenced in the brackets below FAR 10.003. See 76 Federal Register 14562. The reason for the clause appears to be directly tied to a directive from Congress that is set forth in Section 826 (Market Research)...