Pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), contracts for reporting services for grand jury sessions and/or depositions will be competed and awarded using a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) if the requirements do not exceed $100,000 per fiscal year. For all requirements that exceed $100,000 and for special conditions where the awarding of a BPA is not feasible, requirements and an OBD-186, should be forwarded to Procurement Services Staff (PSS), JMD, for the awarding of a formal contract. District personnel should review their Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) for guidance.
The PSS, in coordination with other JMD staffs has developed a standardized solicitation for obtaining contract coverage, which can be utilized for the current fiscal year and up to four additional option years for the procurement of these services. This solicitation includes grand jury and deposition actions and also addresses areas of concern such as physical and personnel security, format, contractor qualifications and response times. The geographic area of vendor consideration is a 50 mile radius of the USAO.
[cited in USAM 3-13.400]