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VAAR Part 814 - Sealed Bidding



Part 814 - Sealed Bidding

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

Subpart 814.1 - Reserved

Subpart 814.2 - Solicitation of Bids

814.201  Preparation of invitations for bids.

[814.201-2 Part I—The Schedule.

(b) Section B, Supplies or services and prices.



(1) When the contracting officer determines that it will be to the Government’s advantage to make an award on the basis of a summary bid, the IFB shall include the following statement in Part I—The Schedule, Section B:

(2) When a contracting officer determines that it will be to the Government’s advantage to make an award by group or groups of items, the IFB shall include the following statement in Part I—The Schedule, Section B:

This may apply when the items in the group or groups are readily available from sources to be solicited; and one of the following applies—

814.201-6  Solicitation provisions.

(a) In an invitation for bid for supplies, equipment, or services (other than construction), the contracting officer shall define the extent to which VA will authorize and consider alternate bids. VA will consider for acceptance an alternate specified on construction projects only as a part of the basic item.

(2) The contracting officer shall include the provision set forth in 852.214-72, Alternate items, in the invitation, when VA will consider an alternate item on an equal basis with the item specified. (For construction projects, VA will consider for acceptance an alternate specified only as a part of the basic item.)

(b) The contracting officer shall include the provision at 852.214-74, Marking of Bid Samples in the invitation, along with the provision at FAR 52.214-20, Bid Samples, when the contracting officer determines that samples are necessary to the proper awarding of a contract.

814.202 General rules for solicitation of bids.

814.202-4 Bid samples.

(a) Policy. When bid samples are required, the contracting officer shall include a notice in the contract Schedule that requires bidders to submit samples produced by the manufacturer whose products will be supplied under the contract.

(g) Handling bid samples.

Subpart 814.3 - Submission of Bids

814.304  Submission, modification, and withdrawal of bids.

(f) A notification to late bidders shall specify the final date by which VA must receive evidence of timeliness. This date shall be within five calendar days of the date an electronic notice is sent to the bidder, or within ten calendar days of receipt by the bidder of a notice sent by other than electronic means.

Subpart 814.4 - [Reserved]

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