2910.004 - Selecting specifications or descriptions for use.

(a) In accordance with FAR 10.1004(b)(2), purchase descriptions shall not specify a product, or specific feature of a product, peculiar to a manufacturer unless it is determined in writing by the Office initiating the purchase request that the product, or specific product feature, is essential to the Government's requirements and other similar products will not meet these requirements. This determination shall be in writing and shall accompany the purchase requisition.
(b) A ``brand name or equal'' purchase description shall be used only under the conditions listed in FAR 10.004(b)(3) and in accordance with the policies and procedures in 2910.004-70.