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A contracting officer need not provide awardees under a multiple award ID/IQ contract a “fair opportunity to be considered” if one of the following conditions exists:

    1. The agency need for the supplies or services is so urgent that providing fair opportunity will cause unacceptable delays;
    2. Only one awardee is capable of providing the supplies or services at the level of quality required because the supplies or services ordered are unique or highly specialized;
    3. The order must be issued on a sole source basis in the interest of economy and efficiency because it is a logical follow-on to an order already issued under the ID/IQ contract and all awardees were provided a fair opportunity for the original order; and
    4. It is necessary to place an order to satisfy a minimum guarantee.

FAR 16.505(b)(2).

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