Procurement by Competitive (Subcontract) Propossals in Subcontracts & Subcontract Management Posted January 7, 2019 · Report reply 15 hours ago, Michael11 said: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/2/200.320 200.320 section D1 says: (d) Procurement by competitive proposals. The technique of competitive proposals is normally conducted with more than one source submitting an offer, and either a fixed price or cost-reimbursement type contract is awarded. It is generally used when conditions are not appropriate for the use of sealed bids. If this method is used, the following requirements apply: (1) Requests for proposals must be publicized and identify all evaluation factors and their relative importance. Any response to publicized requests for proposals must be considered to the maximum extent practical; (2) Proposals must be solicited from an adequate number of qualified sources; https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/2/200.318 https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/2/200.319 They seem straightforward especially when considering post award. But, preaward it seems unreasonable to comply competing everying subcontract over $250k. Why do you think this must be done before award? The section you are referencing is in Subpart D--Post Federal Award Requirements.