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Title 48Chapter 1Subchapter CPart 14Subpart 14.2 → §14.201-1


Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System
PART 14—SEALED BIDDING
Subpart 14.2—Solicitation of Bids


14.201-1   Uniform contract format.

(a) Contracting officers shall prepare invitations for bids and contracts using the uniform contract format outlined in Table 14-1 to the maximum practicable extent. The use of the format facilitates preparation of the solicitation and contract as well as reference to, and use of, those documents by bidders and contractors. It need not be used for acquisition of the following:

(1) Construction (see part 36).

(2) Shipbuilding (including design, construction, and conversion), ship overhaul, and ship repair.

(3) Subsistence items.

(4) Supplies or services requiring special contract forms prescribed elsewhere in this regulation that are inconsistent with the uniform contract format.

(5) Firm-fixed-price or fixed-price with economic price adjustment acquisitions that use the simplified contract format (see 14.201-9).

(b) Information suitable for inclusion in invitations for bids under the uniform contract format shall also be included in invitations for bids not subject to that format if applicable.

(c) Solicitations to which the uniform contract format applies shall include Parts I, II, III, and IV. If any section of the uniform contract format does not apply, the contracting officer should so mark that section in the solicitation. Upon award, the contracting officer shall not physically include Part IV in the resulting contract, but shall retain it in the contract file. (See 4.1201(c).) Award by acceptance of a bid on the award portion of Standard Form 33, Solicitation Offer and Award (SF 33), Standard Form 26, Award/Contract (SF 26), or Standard Form 1447, Solicitation/Contract (SF 1447), incorporates Section K, Representations, certifications, and other statements of bidders, in the resultant contract even though not physically attached. The representations and certifications shall be incorporated by reference in the contract by using 52.204-19 (see 4.1202(b)) or for acquisitions of commercial items see 52.212-4(v).

Table 14-1

Uniform Contract Format

SectionTitle
Part I—The Schedule
ASolicitation/contract form
BSupplies or services and prices
CDescription/specifications
DPackaging and marking
EInspection and acceptance
FDeliveries or performance
GContract administration data
HSpecial contract requirements
Part II—Contract Clauses
IContract clauses
Part III—List of Documents, Exhibits, and Other Attachments
JList of documents, exhibits, and other attachments
Part IV—Representations and Instructions
KRepresentations, certifications, and other statements of bidders
LInstructions, conditions, and notices to bidders
MEvaluation factors for award

[48 FR 42171, Sept. 19, 1983, as amended at 54 FR 48982, Nov. 28, 1989; 71 FR 57363, Sept. 28, 2006; 79 FR 70342, Nov. 25, 2014]

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