actions to prepare for the contract awards, you will l ook at those as a separate Award Step in this Solic itati on- Award phase . In wrapping up this step , it is imp ortant to understand the d iff erence bet ween evaluation of small business participation and assessing acceptability of subcontracting plans. Y our understanding will be cr iti ca l to y our ability to devise evaluation cr it er ia that will be effect ive in evaluating small business participation in source selections . The d istin ct ions and requirements for each must be sufficientl y communi cated to in dust ry to facilitate submission of offers that are responsive relative to the small business requirements of the solicitation and effect ively dr ive des ir ed behaviors during contract performance period . .. , ..... Back Next
CLM059 Fund am e ntals of Small Business for th e Ac quisition Workforce lesson 6.2 - So li citation - Award Phase TOC I RESOURCES 1 PRINT 1 HELP Award Step During source selection you will get to a point when the SSA renders a decision rel ati ve to contract award. You are still in the midst of source se lection, but there is much to do before you can proceed with the competitive contract award. I n this step of the Sol icitation -Award phase, the Contracting Officer and Contr ac t Specialists will initiat e and co mpl ete final administrative ac tions to fac ilit ate execut ion of the SSA's contra c t a wa rd decision, including: • Determin at ion of Responsibili ty • Notifi cation to Unsuccessful Offerors (prea ward) • Contract Action Report (CAR) • Protest and Appeal • Contract Distribution * * Prea ward Peer Reviews app ly pr io r to auth oriza tion to request final proposal revisions ( i f applicable ) and pr ior to auth or i zat ion to awar d co ntra c t( s) ( DFAR S 20 1.1 70 ) ~ I Pog e1Sof37 I ...... Ba ck Next
CLM059 Fundamentals of Small Business for the Acquisition Workforce lesson 6.2- Solicitation-Award Phase TOC I RESOURCES 1 PRINT 1 HELP Determination of Responsibility Before making a purchase or awarding a contract , F AR 9.103 requires the Contracting Officer to make an affirmati ve determination that a prospecti ve contractor is responsible . FAR 9 . 104 , Standards , identifies the criteria for contractor responsibility. If the prospecti ve contractor is a small business and the company is deemed non-responsible, the company must be given the opportunity to apply for a Certificate of Competency ( COC ) w ith the SB A. The SB A issues a COC to assert that the holder is responsible . The SB A is empowered to certify to Go v ernment Contracting Officers regarding all elements of responsibility for any small business to receive and perform on a specific Go v ernment contract . The COC program is applicable to all Go v ernment acquisitions . Contracting Officers, including those located overseas, are required to comply w ith the requirements for the COC program for U.S. small business concerns .
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