48 CFR § 806.304 - Approval of the justification.

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806.304 Approval of the justification.

(a) For a justification other than a class justification specified in FAR 6.304(c), Table 806.304-1 provides the authorities who may approve a justification:

Table 806.304.1

Proposed contract amount Approving authority Alternate approving authority
(1) Not exceeding $500,000 The contracting officer, as provided in FAR 6.304(a)(1) Not applicable.
(2) Over $500,000 but not exceeding $10 million Contracting Activity Competition Advocate (see 806.501(b) and (c)) unless that Advocate is the contracting officer The Agency Competition Advocate (see 806.501(a)).
(3) Over $10 million but not exceeding $50 million Agency Competition Advocate Not applicable.
(4) Over $50 million Senior Procurement Executive (see 802.100) Not applicable.

(b) For class justifications specified in FAR 6.304(c), the contracting officer must obtain the approval of the Agency Competition Advocate for all proposed justifications with an estimated value of up to $50 million. The contracting officer must obtain the approval of the SPE for all proposed justifications with an estimated value of more than $50 million.