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    In accordance with FAR 52.103, and in the solicitation or contractual documents, is the above citation correct, or should this citation appear as FAR 52.215-1 Instructions to Offerors - Competitive Acquisition (JAN 2004) Paragraph (c)(3) Submission, modification, revision, and withdrawal of proposals. 52.103 indicates that the reference shall be identified by number, title, and date. If incorrect, please define correct in this instance.


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    This response is based on the information provided.  We suggest you discuss with your contracting officer, program manager and/or legal department as appropriate. 
     
    There was no "above citation"  included in the question.  FAR 52.103(a) states, "Whenever any FAR provision or clause is used without deviation in a solicitation or contract, whether it is incorporated by reference or in full text, it shall be identified by number, title, and date. This identification shall also be used if the FAR provision or clause is used with an authorized deviation, except that the contracting officer shall then insert “(Deviation)” after the date."  This applies in all sections of a solicitation or contract.
    Referenced provisions and solicitations should look like this:
    52.215-01  INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS--COMPETITIVE ACQUISITION (JAN 2004)
    52.215-22  LIMITATIONS ON PASS-THROUGH CHARGES--IDENTIFICATION OF SUBCONTRACT EFFORT (OCT 2009)
    52.232-13  NOTICE OF PROGRESS PAYMENTS (APR 1984)
    252.234-7003  NOTICE OF COST AND SOFTWARE DATA REPORTING SYSTEM (NOV 2010)
     
    You would need to fill in any appropriate blanks pertinent to the intended acquisition.
     

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