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Justification and Approval Template FAR Part 13

Transportation
Security
Administration

JUSTIFICATION FOR OTHER THAN FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION

(Cite authority, e.g., 41 U.S.C. 1901 or 1903)

Pursuant to the requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) as implemented by the
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 13.5 the justification for the use of the statutory authority
under FAR Subpart 13.5 is justified by the following facts and rationale required as follows:

1. Agency and Contracting Activity. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Requirements
and Capabilities Analysis (RCA), Innovation Task Force (ITF) procured
. This procurement was in support of
the Administrator's directive for "Better Screening, Faster", now referred to as the "Future Lane
Experience (FLEx)".

2. Nature and/or Description of the Action Being Approved.


Once the , the ITF coordinated with
TSA stakeholders to produce a Capability Demonstration Plan (CDP), outlining the strategies and
associated Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for a field demonstration. During the demonstration
planning phase, TSA's Chief Counsel (CC) noted that procured TSE has privacy risks associated with
the Graphical User Interface (GUI). The TSA Administrator then made the request for the vendor (e.g.,
. This requirement could not have been foreseen nor
planned for, and as a result, ITF is requesting to modify the existing contract with a scope change.

The following information is associated with this effort:


Contract Name
(a)

(b)
Contract Type
(c)Firm Fixed Price Contract
Contract Need Statement
(d) Funds needed for software research and development
FY Funds
(e) FY19
Previous Contract Number
(f)
Contract Justification
(g) Request to execute a modification to the previous firm fixed price contract, in order to accomplish
unforeseen requirements from the TSA Administrator

3. Description of Supplies/Services.
The requirement is to provide upgrades and support for enhanced privacy software at a total cost of
The enhanced privacy software will mitigate risk of TSA utilization of this technology in a
live environment, ensuring TSA is in compliance of the AIT Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 49
CFR 1540.107(d).