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i. Was sent by registered or certified mail not later than
18th of the month must have been mailed by the 13th);
ii. Was sent by mail and it is determined by the Government
iii. Is the only proposal received.
Any modification of a proposal or quotation, except a modification
A modification resulting from a request for "best and final"
The only acceptable evidence to establish the date of mailing
receipt and the envelope or wrapper.
The only acceptable evidence to establish the time of receipt at the Government installation is the time/date stamp of that installation on the proposal wrapper or other documentary
evidence of receipt maintained by the installation.
Notwithstanding paragraph (a) above, a late modification of an otherwise successful proposal that makes its terms more favorable to the Government will be considered at any time it is
received and may be accepted.
(g) Proposals may be withdrawn by written notice or telegram
proposal before award.
EXPLANATION TO PROSPECTIVE OFFERORS
A prospective offeror who would like an explanation or interpretation
other prospective offerors.
FAILURE TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL
Recipients of this PON who choose not to submit a proposal should not return this PON. However, they should indicate by letter or postcard to the Procurement Board Member whether they want to receive future solicitations for similar requirements. If a recipient does not submit an offer and does not so notify that future solicitations are desired, the recipient's name may be removed from the applicable mailing list. Accordingly, it is essential that recipients complete and return the "Intention to Propose" form provided as Appendix M
Of this PON.
AWARD OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
(a) The Government intends to provide financial assistance through cost-shared cooperative agreements resulting from this PON to those responsible offerors who submit proposals which conform to this PON and are determined to be most advantageous to the Government following consideration of the evaluation criteria
and program policy factors as specified in this PON.
(b) The Government may (1) reject any or all offers, (2) accept for support any proposal, in whole or in part, and (3) waive in
formalities and minor irregularities in offers received.
(c) The Government may award financial assistance on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Therefore, each initial offer should contain the offeror's best possible terms
from technical, cost, and business and management standpoints.
(d) A written award or acceptance of offer mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer shall result in a binding agreement without further action by either party. Before the offeror's specified expiration time (see SECTION III.7, "Offer Acceptance Period"), the Government may accept an offer whether or not there are discussions after its receipt, unless a written
notice of withdrawal is received before award.
(e) If the resulting agreement contains a clause providing for price reduction for defective cost or pricing data, the negotiated cost (including the Government's cost-share) will be subject to reduction if cost or pricing data furnished are
incomplete, inaccurate, or not current.
RIGHTS IN TECHNICAL DATA
The section of this PON that describes the work to be performed
B, "Model Cooperative Agreement") provides the Government