The FAR’s definitions of competition

The Federal Acquisition Regulation classifies competition in three categories.


  • Full-and-open competition, in which any company can submit a bid.

  • Full-and-open competition after the exclusion of sources, in which an agency limits competition to a particular type of bidder, such as small businesses.

  • Other than full-and-open competition, in which an agency justifies limited competition based on financial or time constraints.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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