(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, when acquiring small arms for assistance to the Army of Afghanistan, the Afghani Police Forces, or other Afghani security organizations—
(1) Use full and open competition to the maximum extent practicable, consistent with the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 2304;
(2) If use of other than full and open competition is justified in accordance with FAR Subpart 6.3, ensure that—
(i) No responsible U.S. manufacturer is excluded from competing for the acquisition; and
(ii) Products manufactured in the United States are not excluded from the competition; and
(3) If the exception at FAR 6.302-2 (unusual and compelling urgency) applies, do not exclude responsible U.S. manufacturers or products manufactured in the United States from the competition for the purpose of administrative expediency. However, such an offer may be rejected if it does not meet delivery schedule requirements.
(b) Paragraph (a)(2) of this section does not apply when—
(1) The exception at FAR 6.302-1 (only one or a limited number of responsible sources) applies, and the only responsible source or sources are not U.S. manufacturers or are not offering products manufactured in the United States; or
(2) The exception at FAR 6.302-4 (international agreement) applies, and United States manufacturers or products manufactured in the United States are not the source(s) specified in the written directions of the foreign government reimbursing the agency for the cost of the acquisition of the property or services for such government.