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38 U.S.C. 8127 Implementation Frequently Asked Questions Category 6


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1.  What are some authorities that are considered exceptions to the VA Rule of Two?

The VA Rule of Two applies to competitive contracts, competitive orders, and competitive BPAs awarded by the VA. The VA Rule of Two does not apply when acquiring products or services pursuant to any of the below non-competitive alternatives:

  1. 38 U.S.C. 8127(b) or (c) — up to $5M
  2. 38 U.S.C. 8123
  3. 38 U.S.C. 8153
  4. FAR subpart 6.3 External link to a government website