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To improve the understanding of government requirements and industry capabilities, thereby allowing potential offerors to judge whether or how they can satisfy the government’s requirements, and enhancing the government’s ability to obtain quality supplies and services at reasonable prices, and increase efficiency in proposal preparation, proposal evaluation, negotiation, and contract award.
Potential offerors, end users, contracting and program staff, and others involved in an acquisition may participate in a preproposal conference, conducted in accordance with FAR 15.201.
Statements made at the conference are informational only. In this way, the offerors' understanding of government requirements can be improved. This will allow them to judge how they can satisfy the government requirements and increase their efficiency in proposal preparation.
Changes resulting from the conference are official only if issued through an amendment to the solicitation.
Any exchange of information must be consistent with procurement integrity requirements (see FAR 3.104).
See the Office of Acquisitions staff listing for a contract specialist.
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FAR Part 15.2, Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals and Information
Contracting Officer's Representatives (COR) SOP
FAR 3.104, Procurement Integrity
Contracting Officer SOP
Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) SOP
Last Updated March 20, 2015
Last Reviewed March 20, 2015