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    Is it possible to solicit with a 1449 and then award with an 1155?


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    Referring to FAR 12.203, 12.204 is the award is above the Simplified Acquistion Threshold Standard Form 1449 shall be used for Solicitation, Evaluation and Award.  There is no mention of alternate documents to be used for award. 
     
    12.203 -- Procedures for Solicitation, Evaluation, and Award.
     
    Contracting officers shall use the policies unique to the acquisition of commercial items prescribed in this part in conjunction with the policies and procedures for solicitation, evaluation and award prescribed in Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures; Part 14, Sealed Bidding; or Part 15, Contracting by Negotiation, as appropriate for the particular acquisition. The contracting officer may use the streamlined procedure for soliciting offers for commercial items prescribed in 12.603. For acquisitions of commercial items exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold but not exceeding $6.5 million ($12 million for acquisitions as described in 13.500(e)), including options, contracting activities shall employ the simplified procedures authorized by Subpart 13.5 to the maximum extent practicable. 
     
    12.204 -- Solicitation/Contract Form.
     
    (a) The contracting officer shall use the Standard Form 1449, Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items, if
     
    (1) the acquisition is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold;
     
    (2) a paper solicitation or contract is being issued; and
     
    (3) procedures at 12.603 are not being used. Use of the SF 1449 is nonmandatory but encouraged for commercial acquisitions not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold.
     
    (b) Consistent with the requirements at 5.203(a) and (h), the contracting officer may allow fewer than 15 days before issuance of the solicitation
     

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