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What else do I need to consider when placing my order?

What else do I need to consider when placing my order?

Unless using an exception to fair opportunity as described in FAR 16.505(b)(2), ordering contracting officers must provide fair opportunity, FAR 16.505(b)(1) for orders exceeding $3000. 

The delivery order file should document the rationale for placement and price of each order, including the basis for award and the rationale for any tradeoffs among cost or price and non-cost considerations in making the award decision, or if using one of the exceptions to fair opportunity, document the rationale. The delivery order file need not quantify the tradeoffs that led to the decision.

The negotiated procedures of FAR Part 15 DO NOT APPLY to delivery orders under the GWAC. This means that you do not have to establish a competitive range or conduct discussions with all contractors submitting proposals.

FAR 16.505(b)(6) only require contracting officers to notify unsuccessful participants and offer such participants when the total price of a delivery order exceeds $5 million.

(ii) The contract file shall also identify the basis for using an exception to the fair opportunity process (see paragraph (b)(2)). (FAR When placing an order, remember to consider Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) compliance items such as Fair Opportunity and Best Value Evaluations. Also, you will need to keep the appropriate documentation for the official delivery order file.