|General||Trade Agreements Act | IFF & Sales Reports|
|Contractors||Completing a Solicitation Proposal | No Awarded Proposals | Modifying Your Schedule Contract | Commercial Sales Practices Format | Changing Your Awarded Pricing | Managing the Required Price List | Procurement Action Lead Time and Priorities|
|Customers||FSS Related Acquisition Purchasing Programs | Open Market Waiver Request Process|
If I have submitted a new solicitation proposal and a new version of the solicitation is released must I resubmit my documentation? No, you do not need to resubmit all of your documentation. Your assigned contract specialist will issue an amendment to the previous version solicitation that incorporates the relevant changes. You must review and provide a signed copy of the amendment to your contract specialist for incorporation into your offer file. When submitted you will be held accountable for all changes to the solicitation encompassed in the amendment.
If you are required to sign a solicitation amendment your contract file will be considered incomplete until we receive a signed copy. This may impact contract award.
Once a solicitation has been refreshed we will continue to accept proposals submitted on the previous version for 90 days. After 90 days all proposals submitted under previous solicitation versions will be returned without further action. Check out the Schedules page to see all of our refreshed solicitations.
The solicitation does not require that you populate a column of the CSP if it does not apply to your firm; however, we strongly recommend that you fill in non-applicable columns with either
NA. This will 1) streamline our review of your proposal by letting us know that you did not simply forget to complete the column; and 2) eliminate unnecessary clarification steps on the part of your assigned CO.
Yes, resellers must submit a letter of commitment from each manufacturer for which they resell products. Information and instructions on this requirement are available online
No, the tracking customer ratio is established before the IFF is applied.
FOB (free on board) is used in conjunction with a physical point to determine: 1) the responsibility and basis for payment of freight charges and 2) the point where the title for goods passes to the buyer or consignee.
FOB Destination is where the seller or consignee delivers the goods on the seller’s or consignor’s conveyance at destination. Additionally, the seller or consignor is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss.
Note: The Government shall not be liable for any delivery, storage, demurrage, accessorial, or other charges involved before the actual delivery.
All VA FSS commodity contracts are FOB Destination in accordance with clause 52.247-34, FOB Destination - Nov 1991, Variation May 1995. This clause requires that each firm provide FOB Destination shipping to the 48 contiguous states and Washington DC with a minimum point of exportation to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Shipment to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico is subject to negotiation.
Yes, you can sell products and services awarded under your contract to Government facilities located overseas; however, a company representative must be stationed in the geographic area(s) to which you want to deliver.
Schedule buyers award task/delivery orders to FSS contractors based upon a
best value determination. Best Value is the
expected outcome of an acquisition that, in the Government’s estimation, provides the greatest overall benefit in response to the requirement.
Factors that are considered when making a best value determination include (but are not limited to):