Part M805 - Publicizing contract actions - Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)
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Part M805 - Publicizing contract actions

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Subpart M805.1—Dissemination of Information
Sec.  
M805.101 Methods of disseminating information.
Subpart M805.70—Paid Advertisements
M805.502 Authority.
Subpart M805.70—Congressional Notification
M805.7001 Congressional notification procedures for contract actions.

Attachment:  M805-A Contractor Award Notification


Subpart M805.1 - Dissemination of Information

M805.101  Methods of disseminating information.

(b)(4) (iii). Advertisements published in newspapers must be under proper written authority in accordance with M805.502.

Subpart M805.5 - Paid Advertisements

M805.502  Authority.

Newspapers. The authority to approve the publication of paid advertisements in newspapers is vested in the head of the contracting activity (HCA).

Subpart M805.70 - Congressional Notification

M805.7001  Congressional notification procedures for contract actions.

(a) Contracting officers shall provide notification information (including options and modifications) to the VA Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs (OCLA) in sufficient time for the agency to announce it by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the day of award. Agencies shall not release information on awards before the public release time of 5:00 p.m. ET.

(b) Email Congressional notifications to the OCLA mailbox located at ocla-contracting@va.gov. The subject line should read “Congressional Notification – (Title of the project or item purchased): e.g., “Congressional Notification – Sterilizer maintenance.”

(c) Use Attachment M805-A, Contract Award Notification, to submit the required notification to OCLA. Make sure the contract award date is included in block C.

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