(a) The Senior Procurement Executive is delegated authority by the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management to waive any general rule or procedure in FAR 9.5 when its application in a particular situation would not be in the Government's best interest.
(b) Requests for waivers must be made by the HCA to the PE. Each request must include:
(1) An analysis of the facts involving the potential or actual conflict including benefits and detriments to the Government and prospective contractors;
(2) A discussion of the factors which preclude avoiding, neutralizing, or mitigating the conflict; and
(3) Identification of the provision(s) in FAR 9.5 to be waived.
(c) In making determinations under this subpart the Senior Procurement Executive must request the opinion of the Office of the Solicitor, Division of Legislation and Legal Counsel.