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(i) the date of mailing of a late bid, modification or withdrawal sent either by registered

or certified mail is the U. S. or Canadian Postal Service postmark on the wrapper or
on the original receipt from the U. S. or Canadian Postal Service. If neither postmark
show's a legible date, the bid, modification or withdrawal shall be deemed to have
been mailed late. (The term “posimark" means a printed, stamped, or otherwise
placed impression (exclusive of a postage meter
machine impression) that is readily identifiable
without further action as having been supplied
and affixed on the date of mailing by employees
of the U.S. or Canadian Postal Service. There-
fore, offerors should request the postal clerk
to place a hand cancellation bull's-eye "post-
mark" on both the receipt and the envelope or

wrapper.)
(ii) the time of receipt at the Government installation is the time/date stamp of such in-

stallation on the bid wrapper or other documentary evidence of receipt maintained

by the installation. (d) Notwithstanding the above, a late modification of an otherwise successful bid which makes its terms more favorable to the Government will be considered at any time it is received and may be accepted. NOTE: The term Telegram" includes mailgrams.

(End of provision)

7-2002.3 Late Technical Proposals. The following provision shall be included in solicitations covering the first step of two step formal advertising (this replaces paragraphs 7 and 8 of Standard Forms 22 and 33A).

LATE TECHNICAL PROPOSALS, MODIFICATIONS OF TECHNICAL PROPOSALS AND WITHDRAWALS OF TECHNICAL PROPOSALS (1979 MAR)

(a) Any proposal received at the office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt will not be considered unless it is received before the invitation for bids in Step Two is issued, and

(i) it was sent by registered or certified mail not later than the fifth calendar day prior to

the date specified for receipt of offers (e.8., an offer submitted in response to a sol. icitation requiring receipt of offers by the 20th of the month must have been mailed

by the 15th or earlier); (ii) it was sent by mail (or telegram if authorized) and it is de!ermined by the Gover

ment that the late receipt was due solely to mishandling by the Government after

receipt at the Government installation; or (iii) it is the only proposal received. (b) Any modification of a proposal is subject to the same conditions as in (a)(i) and (ii) above. (c) The only acceptable evidence to establish:

(i) the date of mailing of a late proposal or modification sent either by registered or cer

tified mail is the U. S. or Canadian Postal Service postmark on the wrapper or on the
original receipt from the U.S. or Canadian Postal Service. If neither postmark shows
a legible date, the proposal or modification of proposal shall be deemed to have been
mailed late. (The term “postmark" means a printed, stamped, or otherwise placed
impression (exclusive of a postage meter machine
impression) that is readily identifiable without
further action as having been supplied and affixed
on the date of mailing by employees of the U.S.
or Canadian Postal Service. Therefore, offerors
should request the postal clerk to place a hand
cancellation bull's-eye "postmark" on both the
receipt and the envelope or wrapper.)

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(ii) The time of receipt at the Government installation is the time/date stamp of such in

stallation on the proposal wrapper or other documentary evidence of receipt main

tained by the installation (d) Proposals may be withdrawn by written notice or telegram received at any time prior to the exact time set for receipt of bids under Step 2. Proposals may be withdrawn in person by an offeror or his authorized representative, provided his identity is made known and he signs a receipt for the proposal prior to the exact time set for receipt of bids under Step 2. NOTE: The term "telegram" includes mailgrams.

(End of provision) 7-2002.4 Late Proposals. The following provision shall be included in all negotiated solicitations other than the first step of two-step formal advertising, in which case the Late Technical Proposals provision in 7-2002.3 shall be used. (The following provision replaces paragraphs 7 and 8 of Standard Forms 22 and 33A.) LATE PROPOSALS, MODIFICATIONS OF PROPOSALS AND WITHDRAWALS OF PROPOSALS (1979 MAR)

(a) Any proposal received at the office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt will not be considered unless it is received before award is made; and

(i) it was sent by registered or certified mail not later than the fifth calendar day prior to

the date specified for receipt of offers (4.8., an offer submitted in response to a solicitation requiring receipt of offers by the 20th of the month must have been mailed

by the 15th or earlier): (ii) it was sent by mail (or telegram if authorized) and it is determined by the Govern

ment that the late receipt was due solely to mishandling by the Government after

receipt at the Government installation, or (iii) it is the only proposal received. (b) Any modification of a proposal, except a modification resulting from the Contracting Of. ficer's request for “best and final" offer, is subject to the same conditions as in (a)(i) and (ii) above.

(c) A modification resulting from the Contracting Officer's request for best and final" offer received after the time and date specified in the request will not be considered unless received before award and the late receipt is due solely to mishandling by the Government after receipt at the Government installation. (d) The only acceptable evidence to establish:

(i) the date of mailing of a late proposal or modification sent either by registered or cer

tified mail is the U. S. or Canadian Postal Service postmark on the wrapper or on the
original receipt from the U.S. or Canadian Postal Service. If neither postmark shows
a legible date, the proposal or modification of proposal shall be deemed to have been
mailed late. (The term “postmark" means a printed, stamped, or otherwise placed
impression (exclusive of a postage meter machine impression)
that is readily identifiable without further action as having
been supplied and affixed on the date of mailing by employees
of the U.S. or Canadian Postal Service. Therefore, offerors
should request the postal clerk to place a hand cancellation
bull's-eye "postmark" on both the receipt and the envelope or

wrapper.)
(ii) the time of receipt at the Government installation is the time/date stamp of such in-

stallation on the proposal wrapper or other documentary evidence of receipt main

tained by the installation. (e) Notwithstanding the above, a late modification of an otherwise successful proposal which makes its terms more favorable to the Government will be considered at any time it is received and may be accepted.

() Proposals may be withdrawn by written notice or telegram received at any time prior to award. Proposals may be withdrawn in person by an offeror or his authorized representative, pro vided his identity is made known and he signs a receipt for the proposal prior to award. NOTE: The term "Telegram" includes mailgrams.

(End of provision)

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7-2003 Clauses to be Used When Applicable.

7-2003.1 Certification of Independent Price Determination. Insert the following in solicitations in accordance with 1-115(a).

CERTIFICATION OF INDEPENDENT PRICE DETERMINATION (1975 OCT)

(a) By submission of this bid or proposal, cach bidder or offeror certifies, and in the case of a joint bid or proposal, each party thereto certifies as to its own organization, that in connection with this procurement:

(1) the prices in this bid or proposal have been arrived at independently, without consultation, communication, or agreement, for the purpose of restricting competition, as to any matter relating to such prices with any other bidder or offeror or with any competitor;

(2) unless otherwise required by law, the prices which have been quoted in this bid or proposal have not been knowingly disclosed by the bidder or offeror and will not knowingly be disclosed by the bidder or offeror prior to opening, in the case of a bid, or prior to award, in the case of a proposal, directly or indirectly to any other bidder or offeror or to any competitor; and

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(3) no attempt has been made or will be made by the bidder or offeror to induce any other person or firm to submit or not to submit a bid or proposal for the purpose of restricting competition, (b) Each person signing this bid or proposal certifies that:

(1) he is the person in the bidder's or offeror's organization responsible within that organization for the decision as to the prices being bid or offered herein and that he has not participated, and will not participate, in any action contrary to (a)(1) through (a)(3) above; or

(2) (a) he is not the person in the bidder's or offeror's organization responsible within that organization for the decision as to the prices being bid or offered herein but that he has been authorized in writing to act as agent for the persons responsible for such decision in certifying that such persons have not participated, and will not participate, in any action contrary to (a)(1) through (a)(3) above, and as their agent does hereby so certify; and (b) he has not participated, and will not participate, in any action contrary to (a)(1) through (a)(3) above.

(c) This certification is not applicable to a foreign bidder or offeror submitting a bid or proposal for a contract which requires performance or delivery outside the United States, its possessions, and Puerto Rico.

(d) A bid or proposal will not be considered for award where (a)(1), (a)(3), or (b) above has been deleted or modified. Where (a)(2) above has been deleted or modified, the bid or proposal will not be considered for award unless the bidder or offeror furnishes with the bid or proposal a signed statement which sets forth in detail the circumstances of the disclosure and unless it is determined that such disclosure was not made for the purpose of restricting competition.

(End of clause)

7-2003.2 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside. In accordance with 1-706.5(c) insert the following clause.

NOTICE OF TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (1972 JUL)

(a) Restriction. Offers under this procurement are solicited from small business concerns only and this procurement is to be awarded only to one or more small business concerns. This action is based on a determination by the Contracting Officer, alone or in conjunction with a representative of the Small Business Administration that it is in the interest of maintaining or mobilizing the Nation's full productive capacity, in the interest of war or national defense programs, or in the interest of assuring that a fair proportion of Government procurement is placed with small business concerns. Offers received from firms which are not small business concerns shall be considered nonresponsive and shall be rejected.

(b) Definition. A "small business concern" is a concern, including its affiliates, which is independently owned and operated, is not dominant in the field of operation in which it is offering on Government contracts, and can further qualify under the criteria set forth in regulations of the Small Business Administration (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 13, Section 121.3–8). In addition to meeting these criteria, a manufacturer or a regular dealer submitting offers in his own name must agree to furnish in the performance of the contract end items manufactured or produced by small business concerns: Provided, That this additional requirement does not apply in connection with construction or service contracts.

(End of clause)

7-2003.3 Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside. In accordance with 1-706.6(c)(1) or (2), insert the clause in (a) or (b) below.

(a)

NOTICE OF PARTIAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (1978 JUN)

(a) General. Part of this procurement identified in the Schedule as the "set-aside portion," has been set aside for award only to small business concerns. Award of the set-aside portion will be made after awards have been made on the non-set-aside portion. (b) Procedures.

(1) Determining Eligibility.

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(A) To be eligible to participate in the set-aside portion of this procurement, a

small business concern must submit a responsive offer on the non-set-aside

portion. (B) The Government reserves the right not to award to any concern submitting

a token offer on the non-set-aside portion or attempting by any other device

to secure an unfair advantage over the other offerors.
(2) Determining Priority for Award. Small business concerns eligible under (1)

above will participate in the set-aside in the following order of priority:
Group I. Small business concerns which are also

labor surplus area concerns.
Group 2. Small business concerns which are

not labor surplus area concerns.

Within each of the above groups, offers on the set-aside portion will be requested from concerns in the order of their offers on the non-set-aside portion, beginning with the lowest responsive offer. Concerns may offer less than the total set-aside portion.

(3) Determining the Set-Aside Award Price.
(A) General Rule.

Subject to the exceptions listed in (B) and (C) below, awards under the set-
aside shall be made at the highest unit price for each item awarded on the
non-set-aside, adjusted to reflect transportation, rent free use of Govern-
ment property and other cost factors considered in evaluating offers on the
non-set-aside portion. The set-aside award price shall be subject to the same
discount terms used in the evaluation of the highest non-set-aside award

price.
(B) Award Price Involving Foreign End Products (See ASPR Section VI).

(i) When the highest award price on the non-set-aside is established

by an award for a foreign end product, the award price for the setaside portion shall be the award price on the non-set-aside as adjusted in evaluating the offer submitting the foreign end product for award under applicable Buy American procedures, except for awards on the set-aside to concerns submitting foreign end

products in which case the general rule applies. (ii) Award under the set-aside to a concern offering a foreign end

product, when the highest award price on the non-set-aside portion
is established by a domestic source end product, shall be at a price
which, after application of the evaluation factors used under Buy
American procedures for determining eligibility of a foreign end
product for award, is equal to the highest award price on the non-
set-aside portion, adjusted to reflect transportation and other fac-

tors considered in evaluating the offers.
(C) Obtaining Offers and Processing Set-Aside Awards.

(i) When an unaccepted low offer is not involved; if there is no unac

cepted low offer meeting the criteria in (ii) below, eligible concerns in the order of priority in (2) above will be requested to offer on the set-aside quantity at the highest unit price awarded on the non-set-aside portion. Concerns may offer less than the total setaside portion. If any part of the set-aside portion is not taken by eligible small business concerns, the partial set-aside is automatically dissolved as to the unawarded portion. Such unawarded portion may be procured by advertising or negotiation, as appropriate,

in accordance with existing regulations. (ii) When an unaccepted low offer is involved; if (1) a responsive offer

is submitted on the non-set-aside portion at a unit price which, when adjusted, is lower than the adjusted highest unit price

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