Part 5, Chapter 5: Manual Exhibit 5-5-16A
INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE
_______ AREA OFFICE
DETERMINATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT
NOTWITHSTANDING A PROTEST
I hereby determine that is is necessary to award Contract No.____________ to the ABC Company, notwithstanding a protest (Number) by the XYZ Company, for the following reason:
The supplies or services to be contracted for are urgently required. (Set forth the type of supplies or services to be obtained and the reasons they are urgently required),
Delivery or performance will be unduly delayed by failure to make award promptly.
(Set forth an explanation of why delivery or performance will be unduly delayed if award is not made promptly).
A prompt award will otherwise be advantageous to the Government. (Set forth reasons why it is to the Government's advantage to make a prompt award.)
Date:___________ Contracting Officer:_______________________________________