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DOSAR PART 614 - SEALED BIDDING


PART 614 - SEALED BIDDING


PART 614 - SEALED BIDDING

Subpart 614.1 – Use of Sealed Bidding

614.103 Policy.

614.103-1 General.

(a) Overseas contracting activities that wish to use sealed bidding on any acquisition shall obtain the prior approval of A/OPE.

Subpart 614.2 - Solicitation of Bids

614.201 Preparation of Invitation for Bids (IFB).

614.201-70 Use of English language.

Use of English language solicitations and contracts is mandatory unless a deviation has been approved by the Procurement Executive in accordance with 601.470. If any part of a contract is not written in the English language, the contracting officer shall attach an accurate English language translation of such part to the original and each copy of the contract, unless the contracting officer determines such action is infeasible.

Subpart 614.4 - Opening of Bids and Award of Contracts

614.402 Opening of bids.

614.402-1 Unclassified bids.

After the unclassified bids have been opened pursuant to FAR 14.402-1, the bid opening officer shall announce that the opening of bids has been completed and that all bidders will be notified as soon as possible regarding the award.

614.402-70 Waiver of public opening of bids.

Overseas posts may request waiver of the public opening of bids if that activity is inconsistent with local law or legal practice, or with post security. For that purpose, the Procurement Executive must approve a deviation in accordance with 601.470.

614.404 Rejection of bids.

614.404-1 Cancellation of invitations after opening.

(c) The authority to make the determination prescribed in FAR 14.404-1(c) is delegated, without power of redelegation, to the head of the contracting activity. The head of the contracting activity shall obtain the concurrence of the Office of the Legal Adviser before making a determination pursuant to this subsection.

(f) The head of the contracting activity is the agency head for the purpose of FAR 14.404-1(f). This authority is not redelegable.

614.407 Mistakes in bids.

614.407-3 Other mistakes disclosed before award.

The authority to make the determination prescribed in FAR 14.407 is delegated, without power of redelegation, to the head of the contracting activity. In conformance with FAR 14.407-3(f), the head of the contracting activity shall obtain the concurrence of the Office of the Legal Adviser before making any determinations pursuant to this subsection.

614.407-4 Mistakes after award.

The authority to make all determinations prescribed in FAR 14.407-4 is delegated, without power of redelegation, to the head of the contracting activity. In conformance with FAR 14.407-4(d), the head of the contracting activity shall obtain the concurrence of the Office of the Legal Adviser before making any determinations pursuant to this subsection.

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