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    Are task order awards under IDIQ basic contracts subject to synopses or public announcements to include Congressional Notifications


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    You need to read DFARS 205.303 – Announcement of contract awards which states the following:
     
    (a) Public Announcement.
     
    (i) The threshold for DoD awards is $7 million. Report all contractual actions, including modifications, that have a face value, excluding unexercised options, of more than $7 million.
     
    (A) For undefinitized contractual actions, report the not-to-exceed (NTE) amount. Later, if the definitized amount exceeds the NTE amount by more than $7 million, report only the amount exceeding the NTE.
     
    (B) For indefinite delivery, time and material, labor hour, and similar contracts, report the initial award if the estimated face value, excluding unexercised options, is more than $7 million. Do not report orders up to the estimated value, but after the estimated value is reached, report subsequent modifications and orders that have a face value of more than $7 million.
     
    (C) Do not report the same work twice.
     
    Therefore, once the estimated value of the initial award is reached, orders with a face value of more than $7 million would need to be reported.  Otherwise, no reporting is required.  Also, check your agency procedures because they may have something different.
     
     

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