48 CFR 16.207-3 - Limitations.
This contract type may be used only when -
(a) The work required cannot otherwise be clearly defined;
(b) The required level of effort is identified and agreed upon in advance;
(c) There is reasonable assurance that the intended result cannot be achieved by expending less than the stipulated effort; and
(d) The contract price is $150,000 or less, unless approved by the chief of the contracting office.