(b) A justification is to be written by the Contracting Officer and placed in the official file to support the decision to reject all proposals and to cancel the procurement.
(c) The Contracting Officer may authorize release of proposals outside the Government for evaluation—
(1) When an Evaluation Assistance Contract (EAC) is required to provide technical advisory or other services relating to the evaluation of proposals; or
(2) When an individual other than a government employee, known as a Non-Government Evaluator (NGE), is selected to serve as a member of a USAID technical evaluation committee, the Contracting Officer shall obtain a signed and dated certification and agreement from each NGE and EAC that they will safeguard the proposals and information therein and that they perceive no actual or potential conflict of interests. (An acceptable certification appears under ADS Chapter 302).