7 CFR 1726.19 - Use of competitive procurement.
RUS borrowers' procurement is not subject to the provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR chapter 1); however, since borrowers receive the benefit of Federal financial assistance borrowers must use competitive procurement to the greatest extent practical. The borrower must use competitive procurement for obtaining all goods or services when a RUS loan or loan guarantee is involved except:
(a) As specifically provided for in subparts B through F of this part; or
(b) A waiver is granted.