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(2) Procurements of perishable subsistence;
(3) Procurements which are for utility services and the procuring agency in accordance with applicable law has predetermined the utility concern to whom the award will be made;
(4) Procurements which are of such unusual and compelling emergency that the Government would be seriously injured if bids or offers were permitted to be made more than 15 calendar days after issuance of the invitation for bids or request for proposals or the date of transmittal of the synopsis, whichever is earlier;
(5) Procurements which are made by an order placed under an existing contract;
(6) Procurements which are made from another Government department or agency, or a mandatory source of supply;
(8) Procurements which are for services from educational institutions;
(9) Procurements in which only foreign sources are to be solicited; or
(10) Procurements for which it is determined in writing by the procuring agency, with the concurrence of the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, that advance publicity 18 not appropriate or reasonable. (The term “defense procurement actions," as used in this § 1-1.1003-2, shall apply only to procurement made by the Department of Defense.)
(b) The dollar amount specified in § 1-1.1003–2(a) is not a prohibition against publicizing procurements below that amount where it is determined that such publication would be advantageous to industry or to the Government. 129 F.R. 10104, July 24, 1964, as amended at 35 F.R. 3070, Feb. 17, 1970) § 1-1.1003–3 Special areas of negotia.
tion. (a) Research and development. Advance notices of the Government's interest in a given field of research and development shall be published in the Synopsis in accordance with § 1-1.1003-7 (b) (7), except where security considerations prohibit such publication. Such notices will enable potential sources to learn of research and development programs and provide such sources with an adequate opportunity to submit information which will permit evaluation of their research and development capabilities.
Each specific procurement of research and development shall be publicized in the Synopsis unless (1) one of the exceptions in § 1-1.1003–2 is applicable, or (2) an advance notice has been published in the Synopsis and such notice was sufficiently specific to permit potential sources to request solicitations for the procurement.
(b) Personal and professional (other than architect-engineer) services. Advance notice or procurements for personal or professional services shall be published in the Synopsis when it is feasible and practicable and in the best interest of the Government.
(c) Architect-engineer and related services with fees over $10,000. For each contract for which the fee is expected to exceed $10,000, a notice of intention to contract for architect-engineer services -shall be published in the Synopsis. The notice shall be prepared in accordance with § 1-1.1003–7(b) (9) and shall solicit submission of Standard Form 251, U.S. Government Architect-Engineer Questionnaire, from persons or firms that are eligible for consideration and that do not have current data on file with the procuring agency or office. The notice will be published sufficiently in advance to afford the architect-engineer firms an adequate opportunity to submit to the procurement office a general statement of qualifications and performance data applicable to the expected requirements of that procurement office. Synopses of contract awards shall be in accordance with § 1-1.1004.
(d) Architect-engineer and related services with fees $10,000 and under. Agencies may employ the procedures in paragraph (c) above. In the alternative, however, agencies may publicize each contract estimated to be $10,000 and under only in the area where the project is to be performed. Copies of the announcement shall be publicly displayed at the procuring office and appear in at least one daily newspaper circulated in the local area. Written notification to affected professional societies in the area of project consideration should also be made. 135 FR 3070, Feb. 17, 1970, as amended at 38 FR 33594, Dec. 6, 1973] 8 1-1.10034 Synopses of subcontrac
opportunities. (a) By contracting officers. (1) In order to broaden the opportunity in negotiated procurement for subcontracting to
small business concerns and others, CON
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60607, seeks Subcontracting officers shall, unless not in the tractor on Items to be used in connection Government's interest or subcontracting
with Contract No. .--.-. awarded -------
(Date) opportunities do not exist, publish in the
COILS, INDUCTION, DWG. NO. 10–742 Commerce Business Daily the names and
------ 10,000 ea. (Name, description, and addresses of firms to whom requests for quantity of other items or services may be proposals are to be issued in connection included as long as contract assistance is with all procurement actions over $500, desired under the same contract number.) 000. Contracting officers are encouraged
I interested, make inquiry before ------to synopsize procurement actions under
to above contractor.
(Date) $500,000 unless not in the Government's
130 F.R. 9591, July 31, 1965, as amended at interest or subcontracting opportunities 35 F.R. 3070, Feb. 17, 1970] do not exist. However, the list need not § 1-1.1003–5 Pre-invitation notice. be synopsized where the number of con
Where pre-invitation notices are used cerns to whom requests for proposals
(see § 1-2.205-4), the pre-invitation inwill be sent is extensive, the list includes
formation shall be included in the Synall or a major portion of an industry, and
opsis. The information need not be rethe procurement involves articles which
published in the Synopsis when the either are regularly sold commercially or are essentially similar to articles which
Invitation for bids is subsequently issued. are so sold. The foregoing procedure will § 1-1.1003–6 Time of publicizing. offer opportunities to small business con
To allow concerns which are not on cerns and others interested in subcon
current bidders lists ample time to pretracting to make direct contacts with
pare bids or proposals, procuring activiprospective prime contractors at an early
ties shall, except when found by the constage in the procurement. An addition
tracting officer not to be feasible to do to the regular synopsis, prepared in ac
so, publicize proposed procurements 10 cordance with $ 1-1.1003–7, shall be
calendar days before issuance of invitamade as set forth in § 1-1.1003–7(b) (8).
tions for bids and requests for proposals. (2) Contracting officers shall, unless
In & case where this is not feasible, the not in the Government's interest or sub
synopsis should be forwarded to the contracting opportunities do not exist,
Commerce Business Daily not later than publish in the Commerce Business Daily
the date of the issuance of the invitation the names and addresses of firms which
for bids or request for proposals. have submitted acceptable technical proposals in the first step of two-step formal
(35 F.R. 3070, Feb. 17, 1970) advertising and will therefore be issued 81-1.1003–7 Preparation and transmitinvitations for bids in the second step (see $ 1-2.503). Such Ilsts should be fol
(a) Procuring activities shall translowed by & statement substantially as
mit synopses of proposed procurements follows:
as follows: It is suggested that small Arms or others (1) When teletypewriter service is interested in subcontracting opportunities in available and time or other consideraconnection with this procurement mako die
tion indicate that mall service should rect contact with the above irms.
not be used, all synopses shall be for(b) By prime contractors and subcon- warded as frequently as practical each tractors. Prime contractors and subcon day via teletypewriter covering invitatractors should be encouraged to use the tions for bids and requests for proposals Commerce Business Daily to publicize or quotations issued on that day, or at opportunities in the field of subcontract the earliest practical time prior to the ing stemming from Government busi Issuance of such invitations and requests ness. Prime contractors and their sub as is deemed appropriate to the followcontractors will be advised to mail sub ing address: Synopses, U.S. Department contract information directly to the of Commerce, Field Services, Chicago, Commerce Business Dally, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1304, 433 West (2) When the use of mail service does Van Buren Street, Chicago, Ni. 60607, not interfere with the intent to allow under the heading "Subcontracting As interested concerns ample time to submit sistance Wanted” and in the form of the bids, proposals, or quotations, or when following example:
teletypewriter service is not available, XYZ CO. ATTN JOHN Z. SMITH, TELE. synopses normally shall be sent by airNO. RANDOLPH 6-1111, 102 FIRST AVE., mail or ordinary mail, whichever is
considered more expeditious, addressed cate and, where applicable, include a as follows: Commerce Business Daily, statement as to the duration of the conU.S. Department of Commerce, Room tract period. If an item is covered by one 1304, 433 West Van Buren Street, Chi or more specifications requiring quallcago, nl. 60607. This address should be fication testing and approval, and such used also when commercial telegraph requirement has not been waived, the facilities are used.
notation “QPL" shall be inserted im(b) Each synopsis message shall be mediately following the specification prepared as described below:
number. Federal stock numbers should (1) Spacing. Except as provided in be included where one has been assigned. § 1-1.1003–7(b) (4), lines in the text will Only standard, commonly understood begin flush with the left margin and abbreviations may be used. For purposes will not exceed 69 typewritten spaces in of clarity, two hyphens should be used length. Double spaced lines will be used instead of punctuation marks to separate in the text. Each procurement shall be quantities, purchase reference numbers, described in a separate paragraph. opening dates, and other elements of the (2) Message number. The first line description. Copies of the Commerce
ne message text will state the "trans- Business Daily will be helpful as a guide mittal number” of the message being in preparing messages. sent. Synopses will be numbered con (5) Several items on one invitation secutively by the reporting activity dur for bids or request for proposals. Where ing the calendar year, using a new series several items are included in the same of numbers beginning with number one invitation for bids or request for profor the first message of each calendar posals, a blanket statement such as “The year.
following described items are to be pro(3) Contracting office and address. cured under Invitation for Bids (or The name and address of the contracting Request for Proposals) No. ------, Openoffice will begin on the second line of ing Date ----------" should be inserted the message text and continue straight following the classification code and across the page and on the subsequent preceding the description of the items. line or lines if necessary. No abbrevia. If more than one class of supplies or serytions are to be used except for the name
ices is involved, enter the code for the of the State. The address may include class accounting
class accounting for the largest dollar an attention phrase directed to an official volume of the procurement. by name, title, or reference code.
(6) Procurements involving set-asides. (4) Description of procurements. The If the proposed procurement involves a appropriate classification code (see $ 1- small business set-aside (see $ 1-1.706) 1.1005 and subparagraph (5) of this or labor surplus area set-aside (see § 1-1.1003–7(b)) for each proposed pro- § 1-1.804), the synopsis message shallcurement of supplies and services shall (i) Where there is a 100 percent small begin five spaces from the left margin business set-aside, state that “The profollowed by two hyphens and the de posed procurement(s) listed herein is scription of the procurement. As used (are) totally set aside for small b in this Subpart 1-1.10, the term "sup ness." Separate messages should be plies" includes materials and equipment. sent covering those proposed procureThe description shall be in narrative ments which involve 100 percent small form, double spaced, with each succeed business set-asides in order to facilitate Ing Une commencing thush with the left proper identification in the synopsis. margin. The description shall be clear, (ii) Where there is a partial small concise, and in such detail that it will business or labor surplus area set-aside. be understood by interested parties. state that “An additional quantity of Description shall include, as appropriate, commonly used names of supply (Insert number of units and description) items, basic materials from which fabri
is being reserved for ----cated, general size or dimensions, citations of specification and drawing numbers, quantities, units of measure,
(Insert "small business" or "labor surplus invitation for bid or request for proposal
area,” as appropriate) numbers, opening dates, places of de- concerns under a partial set-aside livery, and other pertinent data. Where determination.” a term or indefinite quantity contract is (7) Research and development item. involved, the description should so indi- Notices which invite the submission of
information as to research and development capabilities in given fields of interest shall be headed "Research and Development Sources Sought." This shall be followed by a statement similar to the following: "Firms having research and development capabilities in the field of ------
---------, and whose facilities (Be specific) and personnel include ----
(Describe in substantial detall minimum
facilities and personnel required) are invited to submit complete information to the procuring office listed above. Information furnished should include the total number of employees and professional qualifications of scientists, engineers, and technical personnel; a description of general and special facilities; an outline of previous projects; a statement regarding industrial security clearance, if previously granted; and other available descriptive literature. This is not a request for a proposal."
(8) Names of concerns to whom requests for proposals have been issued. Where the contracting officer determines in accordance with $ 1-1.10034(a) that the names of concerns to whom requests for proposals have been issued should be included in the synopsis, such synopsis shall contain substantially the following statement:
Requests for proposals have been issued to the following concerns:
(Name of concern) (Address) It is suggested that small business concerns or others interested in subcontracting opportunities in connection with this procurement make direct contact with the above firms.
(9) Architect-engineer services project notice. Each notice publicizing procurement of architectural and/or engineering services shall be headed “R. Architect-Engineer Services.” The project shall be listed with a brief statement concerning its location, scope of service required, and, where applicable, the construction cost limitation, type of contract proposed and the estimated start and completion dates. Appropriate statements shall be made concerning any specialized qualifications, security classifications, and limitations on eligibility for consideration. Qualifications or performance data required from architectengineer firms shall be described. This data shall be followed by statements similar to the following: “Architect-engineer
firms which meet requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit a complete Standard Form 251, U.S. Government Architect-Engineer Questionnaire, and any supplemental data, to the procurement office shown below. Firms having a current Standard Form 251 already on file with this procurement office and those responding to this announcement before ------
weibre -------------- WUI be considered for selection, subject to any limitations indicated with respect to size and geographic location of firm, specialized technical expertise or other requirements. No other general notification to firms under consideration for this project will be made, and no further action beyond submission of Standard Form 251 and photographs is required or encouraged. Following an initial evaluation of the qualifications and performance data described on the Standard Form 251, three or more firms considered to be the most highly qualified to provide the services required will be chosen for interview. This is not a request for a proposal. See also Numbered Note 63 on annual statements.” The name of the responsible procurement office shall then be shown complete with the full address and telephone number. The numbered note will appear in each issue of the Commerce Business Daily as follows: "63. Procurement of architectural and/or engineering services shall be made by negotiation. Selection of architect-engineer firms for negotiation shall be based on demonstrated competence, qualifications necessary for the satisfactory performance of the type of professional services required and any other requirements set forth by the individual procurement agency. Firms desiring automatic consideration for all future projects administered by the procurement office (subject to specific requirements for individual projects) are encouraged to submit annually a statement of qualifications and performance data, utilizing Standard Form 251, U.S. Government Architect-Engineer Questionnaire." 129 FR 10104, July 24, 1964, as amended at 30 FR 9592, July 31, 1965; 35 FR 3070, Feb. 17, 1970; 38 FR 33594, Dec. 6, 1973) § 1-1.1004 Synopses of contract awards.
Awards of all unclassified contracts to be performed in whole or in part within the United States, exceeding $25,000 in amount, shall be publicized in the Department of Commerce Synopsis
(see § 1-1.1003-1). This dollar amount is not a prohibition against publicizing smaller awards where it is determined that such publication would be advantageous to industry or to the Government. § 1-1.1004-1 Preparation and transmit.
tal. (a) Procuring activities shall prepare and forward single copies of synopses of contract awards daily by airmail or ordinary mail, whichever is considered more expeditious, addressed as follows: Commerce Business Daily, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1304, 433 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, Ill. 60607.
(b) Each synopsis message shall be prepared as described below:
(1) Spacing shall be as stated in § 1-1.1003–7(b) (1).
(2) The contracting office and address will be shown as described in § 11.1003-7(b) (3).
(3) The appropriate classification code (see § 1-1.1005) for each contract award shall begin five spaces from the left margin and be followed by two hyphens and the common name of the supplies or services. If a contract covers more than one class of supplies or services, enter the code for the class which accounts for the largest dollar amount. Immediately following the common name, using full lines across the page, enter the contract number, the number of the invitation for bids or request for proposals (in parenthesis), the quantity, unit, and dollar amount for each item, and the name and address of the contractor. The quantity, unit, and dollar amount for individual items of $25,000 or less in a single award need not be shown. In lieu thereof, a statement, such as “various Items” or “20 items" or "items 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 16, 20, and 23”, followed by the total dollar amount of the award for such items, may be used.
(4) When requested by the prime contractor, a statement will be included regarding the industries, crafts, processes,
cuh or component items in or for which subcontracts are available and subcontractors are desired, together with the general area, if any, indicated by the prime contractor, such as Southeast States, West Coast, New England. 129 P.R. 10104, July 24, 1964, as amended at 35 F.R. 3070, Feb. 17. 1970)
$ 1-1.1005 Classification codes.
The classification codes to be shown In synopses messages, as required by $ 11.1003–7(b) (4) for proposed procurements and § 1-1.1004-1(b) (3) for contract awards, shall be in accordance with this § 1-1.1005. Services (including construction and experimental, developmental, test, and research work) shall be coded with the applicable letter code set forth in § 1-1.1005-1, Supplies shall be coded with the applicable two-digit numerical code set forth in § 1-1.1005–2. § 1-1.1005–) Codes for services:
The code letters to be used for services are as follows: Code Description of Services A Experimental, Developmental, Test, and
Research Work (research includes both
basic and applied research). j Maintenance and Repair of Equipment. 6 Modification, Alteration, and Rebuilding
of Equipment. L Technical Representative Services (Ex
ample: Services of technical specialists required to advise and assist with re. spect to the installation, checking, operation, and maintenance of complex
equipment). M M Operation and Maintenance of Govern
ment-Owned Facility. Installation of Equipment (usc code & II tho procurement also involves modiacation, alteration, or rebuilding of the
equipment). P Salvage Services (services required to sal
vage property of any kind). Q Medical Services. Ř Architect, Engineer, Expert, and Consult