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    FAR Part 13 commercial item sole source over SAT but under $7.5 million. Intent to Award to a Single Source has been posted to beta.sam.gov for the full 15 days. I'm curious if the combined synopsis/solicitation could be posted at the same time and run for the same 15 days, or if they must be done one after the other. (I understand timelines may be shortened per the FAR.) Furthermore, is the posting of the JOFOC then a third, separate posting to beta.sam.gov, or may it be added to the combined synopsis/solicitation?


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    This response is based on the information provided.  We suggest you discuss with your contracting team, program manager and/or legal department as appropriate. 

     

    FAR 5.203(a) allows for the combined synopsis/solicitation procedure generally requiring at least 15 days.  FAR 12.603 outlines these procedures.  FAR 6.303-1(3) states the JOFOC (Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition or Justification & Approval document) "are made public after award".  That implies an additional posting.

    There is no language in JAR part 2805 providing guidance different from FAR direction.

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