Proposals

When “Other than Full and Open Competition” Applies to Federal Government Purchases

The Federal Government encourages full and open competition because it generally reduces the price and increases innovation. However, it does not apply to: Micropurchases which are contracts up to $10,000; Contracts awarded for between $10,000-$250,000 under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT); Contract modifications that were previously evaluated in the initial award (e.g. option years, optional …

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How to Avoid Possible Proposal Pitfalls

1.  Be careful when using descriptive marketing pieces (e.g. glossy brochures) in your proposal because it could contradict what your proposal states. For example, if the solicitation instructions say to state that the proposal should be valid for 180 days and the marketing piece says “Price subject to change.”, the Government may determine that the …

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Small Business: Questions and Answers

1. Scenario: A competitive solicitation is released as a small-business set-aside, specifically as a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB). The Government does not receive any proposals. Question: Will the solicitation be released as full and open? Answer: If the Government has done the required market research and the research showed that the Government should expect to receive at least …

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