If a contractor already has a contract with the government, can I ask for a ROM for a similar solution?
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Rough orders of magnitude (ROM) are quick and broad cost estimates that are typically completed when few details exist on a Government requirement. They help the Government to develop its own cost estimates. There should be no issue asking an existing contractor for an ROM for similar work. However, the contractor's input must be treated as "market research" type information for the program office's subject matter experts to use for developing the independent government cost estimate.