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General Issues

Advance Planning, Lack of
Adequate Funding
Alternative sources, establishment or maintaining
Architect - Engineer Services
Availability of Solicitations
Berry Amendment
Bid guarantees
Blanket purchase agreements
Broad agency announcements
Bundling and consolidation
Buy American Act
Buy Indian Act
Buying-in or below cost prices
Central Contractor Registration
Class Deviations
Clauses Applicable to Construction & Supplies
Clauses - Contract award, Sealed bidding, Construction
Clauses - Limitations on Subcontracting
Commercial item acquisition - Determination
Commercial item acquisition - Streamlined Evaluation of Offers
Commercial item acquisition - Tailoring and use of FAR clauses
Commercial item acquisition - Termination
Competition - Exceptions to Full and Open 
Competition - Justifications and Approvals
Competition - Legal preference for sealed bidding
Competition - Modifications, beyond the scope
Competitive procedures, use of
Concession contracts, National Park Service
Contingent Fees
Contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements
Contracting Officer - Responsibilities
Contractor’s accounting system, adequacy of
Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility
Definitions - Offer
Definitions - Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA)
Disseminating contract action information
Federal Supply Schedule orders, unlike FASA task orders, may be protested
Federal Supply Schedules - Applicability
Federal Supply Schedules - Ordering procedures for services requiring a statement of work
Federal Supply Schedules - Sole Sources Justification and Approval
Federal Supply Schedules - Using
Freedom of Information Act - Trade secrets, commercial, financial information, reverse auction
Government Employees - Contracts with
Government supply sources - Priorities for use 
HUBZone Program
Indefinite quantity contracts - General
Indefinite quantity contracts - Guaranteed Minimum
Indefinite-quantity contracts - Multiple award preference
Indefinite-quantity contracts - Protests
Indefinite-quantity contracts - Single or Multiple Awards mentioned in solicitation
Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act
Military Housing Privatization
Oceans Act of 1992
Offerors' responsibility to obtain solicitation documents
Options - Evaluation 
Options - Exercise 
Organizational or Consultant Conflict of Interest
Preference for sealed bidding
Price preference for U. S. persons and qualified U. S. joint venture persons. (22 U.S.C.  § 4864)
Procurement information - Prohibition on obtaining
Qualification Requirements, Change in Ownership, Location, etc.
Qualified Products
Randolph-Sheppard Act
Requirements contracts - Consideration
Responsibility determination
Responsibility - Special standards
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act
Service Contract Act - Applicability
Simplified Acquisition Procedure - "All-or-none" or "multiple award"
Simplified Acquisition Procedure - Blanket Purchase Agreements
Simplified Acquisition Procedure - Evaluation of quotations or offers
Simplified Acquisition Procedure - Promoting competition
Simplified Acquisition Procedure - Scope of part
Simplified Acquisition Procedure - Soliciting from a single source
Simplified Acquisition Procedure - Synopsis and posting requirements
Simplified Acquisition Procedure - Test for certain commercial items
Small business - Certificate of Competency
Small business - Competitive 8(a)
Small business - Determination of fair market price
Small business Innovation Research Program
Small business - Selecting acquisitions for 8(a) program
Small business - Set aside decision
Small business - Set aside, domestic, non-domestic product
Small business - Size standards
Small business - subcontracting Plan Requirements
Small business - Status determination
Small Business - Use of price evaluation factor
Small business - service-disabled veteran-owned small business set-aside procedures
Specification/Statement of Work/Other Provisions - Ambiguity
Specification/Statement of Work/Other Provisions - Brand name or equal
Specification/Statement of Work/Other Provisions - Defective or inadequate
Specification/Statement of Work/Other Provisions - Latent ambiguity
Specification/Statement of Work - Restrictive provisions
Standards of conduct - Government independence, lack of bias
Synopsis of Proposed Contract Actions
Timber sale at appraised value
Trade Agreements Act
"United States persons" and "qualified United States joint venture persons"
Unsolicited Proposals


Alternate proposals
Best value continuum
Cancellation of solicitation
Changed requirements and solicitation amendment
Clarification - Government's duty to inquire
Clarifications and award without discussions
Competitive range
Competitive range - Elimination after discussions
Debriefings - Debriefing information
Discussions - Held with each offeror within competitive range
Discussions - Limits on exchanges
Discussions - Meaningful
Evaluation based solely on factors and subfactors specified in solicitation
Evaluation team
Importance of Factors and significant subfactors in solicitation
Final proposal revision 
Handling proposals and information
Oral presentations
Past performance - General
Past performance - Key personnel, predecessor companies, subcontractors, teams
Past performance - Neutral rating
Past performance - Opportunity to respond to adverse information
Past performance - Relevance, problems encountered, corrective actions
Price or cost evaluation factor requirement
Prohibitions - Use of data from unsolicited proposals
Proposal analysis - Contract pricing, realism analysis
Protests and debriefings - Disclosure of prices
Rating method or combination of methods
Source selection/tradeoff decision
Submission of proposals - Format and Substance
Submission of proposals - Late
Technical evaluation - Documentation
Technical evaluation - Evaluators' scoring
Technical Evaluation - Key personnel - Bait and switch - Letters of Intent
Unacceptable or offers not in compliance with solicitation
Unbalanced pricing

Sealed Bidding

All or none bids
Amendment - Materiality
Bidder's submission, modification, and withdrawal of bids
Cancellation of invitation for bids
Descriptive literature
Materially unbalanced bid
Minor informalities or irregularities in bids
Mistakes in bids
Patent ambiguity - Bidders duty to inquire
Price related factors
Responsive in all material respects
Same information provided to all bidders


Bona Fide Needs Rule
Public Laws

Rules & Tools

Small Business