How long do I give an Ability One Contractor time with a solicitation? I was trying to find if there is a specific time like a full 30 days, less than that, or more. I just could not find a specific time the solicitation has to be out to the contractor.
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I see no timeline specified in the procedures section at FAR 8.705. The only time period specified is for an order is delayed when the purchase is made using the direct allocation process (8.705-3), but that doesn't apply to you. In the absence of specific guidance, the solicitation guidance at FAR 5.203 would apply.