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    what unclassified notice of the solicitation means? For a commercial item purchase request (such as office furniture, laboratoy supplies...) do we need to post a simple message about the government requirenent or the 1149 with all the clauses need to be posted to a public place?


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    This question is really a two part question.  The first part of the question states "what does unclassified notice of the solicitation mean", per FAR Part 5.101 (a)(2) (Methods of Disseminating Information) implies that an unclassified notice of the solicitation is a copy of the solicitation satisfying the requirements as outlined in FAR Part 5.207(c) which should include such things as NSN, specifications, manufacturer, size, quantity, unit of issue, etc.  See this FAR part for a complete list of items.  The second  part of the question states "do we need to post a simple message about the government requirement or the 1149 with all the clauses need to be posted to a public place", FAR Part 5.101 (a)(2) provides guidance on what needs to be posted, how it should be posted, and how long it should be posted.

    Specifically, this FAR part states that for proposed contract actions
    expected to exceed $10,000 but not expected to exceed $25,000 should be displayed in a public place, or by any appropriated electronic means that satisfy the requirements of 5.207(c) The notice must include a statement that all responsible sources may submit a response which, if timely received, must be  considered by the agency.  The information must be posted not later than the  date solicitation is issued, and must remain posted for at least 10 days or until after quotations have been opened, whichever is later. 

    Additionally,
      FAR Part 12.204 (Solicitation/Contract Format) states that CO/KO can use SF 1449  (Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items) if the conditions in FAR Part 12.204 (a) and (b) are met and FAR Part 12.301 (Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses) states which provisions/clauses shall be used for the acquisition of commercial items.  Since we do not have all of the facts particular to your contract, program, and situation, we highly recommend that you consult with your Contracting Officer and Legal Office for further guidance.

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