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This SOP has internal roles only.
Some links will work for NIAID staff only.
This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To develop an assessment of the probable cost of supplies or services being acquired to ensure NIAID has enough funds, and help determine the reasonableness of an offeror's proposed costs and understanding of the work.
Program staff work with contract specialists to develop the independent government cost estimate (IGCE), required as Part VI of the acquisition package. For major capital investments, ensure that the IGCE is consistent with the budget estimates included in the current HHS business case.
Use the IGCE for your analysis of the cost of individual aspects of the overall project and to determine an offeror’s understanding of the solicitation and the reasonableness of an offeror’s proposed costs.
Address all applicable information and contributing cost factors for the specific project where required on the prescribed OPDIV form, including, at a minimum, all direct, indirect, and profit/fee cost factors, as applicable. Include separate estimates for all performance increments, such as options. Include yearly and project totals.
NIAID staff should work with the appropriate contract specialist or contracting officer's representative (COR).
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FAR Part 7, Acquisition Planning
HHSAR Part 307—Acquisition Planning
Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) SOP
Last Updated November 13, 2014
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