When is a price matrix required when issuing a solicitation for services?
Who is responsible for creating the price matrix?
In absence of clarification from the questioner, we'll answer generically.
Question 1: When is a price matrix required when issuing a solicitation for
services? When the acquisition team wants information in a certain format.
For example, when the team desires that a excel spreadsheet be populated to calculate the
total evaluated price (TEP) or if there is a government provided rate
schedule that needs to be populated for all the applicable contract periods.
The rates will be used to evaluate price based on scenarios during the
source selection evaluation phase and to price out future task orders
depending on the contract structure. The acquisition situation drives
whether or not a price matrix is required and the acquisition team drives
the structure of the matrix, i.e. what information they want and in what
format they want it.
Question 2. Who is responsible for creating the price matrix? The
contracting officer with help from the price/cost analyst if there is one available.