Target Audience: This workshop is intended for individuals who prepare offers (quotes, bids, or proposals) in reply to Federal Government solicitations and want to understand how to submit a compliant offer following commercial-purchase procedures.
Workshop Description: Have you read in a notice on FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov) or in a Federal Government solicitation that the product or service is being purchased in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12 Commercial Acquisition Procedures? Have you seen the SF Form 1449 Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items used in a solicitation; as well as the clause FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items? Commercial procurement procedures are used when the product or service being purchased is a commercial item. A high percentage of the purchases made by the Federal Government are for commercial items, so you need to know how to submit a compliant offer when this purchasing procedure is used.
Often times when UH PTAC advisors review quotes, bids, or proposals prepared by our clients following the instructions in FAR Part 12 and its applicable clauses and provisions, we find that many things are missed; leading to submitting a noncompliant offer to the government. A noncompliant offer can be placed aside and given no consideration for a contract award.
This workshop will educate you in:
After the workshop is completed, each attendee will receive by email a copy of our Solicitation Review Guide. It provides you a simple, structured process to follow for the initial steps you should take each time you locate a solicitation. It gets you started on the right path toward making a bid / no-decision and submitting your offer.
Note: This workshop does not apply to individuals in construction and construction-related industries for the construction, alteration, or repair of real property. This workshop only applies to individuals who sell goods and provide services.
Tim Scarborough, Program Director, UH Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Learning Objective: The objective of the workshop is to teach you about the procurement methods used by the Federal Government and how to submit a compliant offer when commercial-purchase processes are used.
Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain. Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.
Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.