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    Are Statement of Works required for task orders awarded off an Indefinite Delivery Contract? If so, what criteria requires Statement of Works for task orders? Can contractors/sub-contractors assist or prepare Statement of Works on Indefinite Delivery Contracts that are later awarded to them? If so, what criteria prohibits contractors/sub-contractors from either assisting or preparing Statement of Works on Indefinite Delivery Contracts that are later awarded to them? Can contractors/sub-contractors who work on the Indefinite Delivery Contract assist or prepare Statement of Works on task orders on that contract? If so, what criteria prohibits contractors/sub-contractors from either assisting or preparing Statement of Works on task orders awarded off a Indefinite Delivery Contract? Thanks for your assistance.


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    1. There is a statement of work (SOW) that is submitted to the contractor(s) (delivery order/task order) for the contractor(s) to submit pricing before the award of the delivery order/task order. The SOW that is sent to the contractor is a sub-set of the SOW that is listed in Section C. For example, the SOW in Section C could be multiple requirements consisting of multiple pages. Then the SOW for the delivery order/task order could be for one item (or service) that the contractor submits a proposal. The contractor's proposal is evaluated (technical and price) and a delivery order/task order is issued. Obviously the SOW for the delivery order/task order is within the scope of the contract. (FAR Part 16.5)

    2.  Contractors (and subcontractors to the prime contractor(s)) that are receiving the IDIQ contract, or have already been awarded an IDIQ contractor, cannot assist in the development of the SOW, either for the main contract or for the delivery order/task order. This is a conflict of interest (FAR Part 03)



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