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Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation

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Subpart 308.4 - Federal Supply Schedules


308.405-6 Limited source justification and approval.


(1)  As required by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.405-1 or 8.405-2, the responsible program office must provide a written justification for an acquisition under the Federal Supply Service program that restricts the number of schedule contractors or when procuring an item peculiar to one manufacturer.


Subpart 308.8 - Acquisition of Printing and Related Supplies


308.800 Scope of subpart.

This subpart provides the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy for the acquisition of Government printing and related supplies. The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs is responsible for the review and clearance of print and electronic publications, printing and related supplies, audiovisual products, and communication service contracts. See FAR 8.802 for exceptions.


308.801 Definitions.

The terms “printing” and “duplicating/copying” are defined in the Government Printing and Binding Regulations of the Joint Committee on Printing. The regulations are available at


308.802 Policy.

In accordance with FAR 8.802(b), the Central Printing and Publications Management Organization at Program Support Center is the HHS designated central printing authority.


308.803 Solicitation provision and contract clause.

The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 352.208-70, Printing and Duplication, in all solicitations, contracts, and orders over the simplified acquisition threshold, unless printing or increased duplication is authorized by statute.


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