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Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)

Part 805 - Publicizing Contract Actions

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Subpart 805.2—Synopses of Proposed Contract Actions
Sec.  
805.202 Exceptions.
805.205 Special situations.
805.207 Preparation and transmittal of synopses.

AUTHORITY:  40 U.S.C. 121(C) AND 48 CFR 1.301-1.304.


Subpart 805.2 - Synopses of Proposed Contract Actions

805.202  Exceptions.

In accordance with FAR 5.202, the contract actions in 806.302-5 do not require synopsizing.

805.205  Special situations.

(a) A contracting officer may procure paid advertising in a daily newspaper circulated in the local area to publicize a proposed procurement of architectural and engineering (A/E) services not expected to exceed $10,000.  See 5.101(b)(4)(i) and 5.502(a).

(b) A contracting officer may procure paid advertising in a daily newspaper circulated in the local area or in professional journals to publicize a proposed procurement of professional services (e.g., scarce medical specialist services, health-care resources, advisory and assistance services).  See FAR 5.101(b)(4)(i) and 5.502(a).

805.207  Preparation and transmittal of synopses.

(a) When an A/E evaluation board is ready to advertise for A/E services, the board must establish the geographic area within which it will consider A/E firms (including joint ventures).

(b) The geographic area must be large enough to assure selection of three to five firms highly qualified for the particular project involved, but not so large as to make the evaluation process unduly burdensome.

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