Test………………….. Award Checklist 1. If an award was not competitive, 6. Regardless of dollar value, if the con- tract action, including all modifications and orders issued under task or delivery Contract was it documented in the contract file order contracts, is not both fixed price as required by the FAR and Agency policy? YES___NO___ and competitive, does the description in the FBO award notice announcement in- clude a rationale for using other than a Checklist fixed price and/or competitive approach? 2. Was the contractor determined to YES___NO___ be responsible and was verification Pre-Award & Award conducted to ensure the contractor 7. Was the action reported in FPDS? was not listed in the Excluded Parties YES___NO List System at www.epls.gov? YES___NO___ 8. Did the FPDS entry include the TAS in the Description of Requirement field in the 3. Was the award announced on proper format? FBO? YES___NO___ TAS::XX XXXX XXX::TAS YES___NO___ 4. Is the FBO award announcement appropriately identified by: - including the word “Recovery” as the first word in the Title field (if notices are submitted electronically via ftp/email)? YES___NO___, or References - selecting “yes” for the field “Is this a Recovery and Reinvestment - FAR 4.605 Act action” on the Notice Details - FAR 5.704-5.705 form (Step 2) located below the - FAR 9.103 NAICS Code field? YES___NO___ - FAR 9.404 - FAR 52.203-15 5. Was a summary of the action, in- - FAR 52.204-11 cluding a clear, plain language de- - FAR 52.212-4 Recovery Accountability scription of the required products or - FAR 52.212-5 and Transparency Board services (including construction), - FAR 52.214-26 posted on FBO? - FAR 215-2 Washington, DC YES___NO___ - FAR 225-21 – 52.225-24 Pre-Award Test………………….. Checklist 4. Were all authorized small business con- THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED FOR IN- tracting programs considered in order to FORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. provide small businesses with maximum THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE opportunities to participate as prime and ONLY TO CONTRACTORS UNDER 1. If this is an interagency acquisition, subcontractors? (CONTRACTING OFFICER INSERT does the Interagency Agreement in- YES___NO___ PROGRAM/CONTRACT NAME). clude language determining Agency YES___NO___ roles and responsibilities for meeting 5. Does the solicitation/award comply with reporting and posting requirements the environmental requirements of FAR 9. Is the description of the supplies under the American Recovery and Re- Part 23? and services (including construction) investment Act (Recovery Act) and as YES___NO___ in the FBO notice clear and unambi- implemented through OMB guidance guous to the general public? and the FAR? 6. Was a pre-solicitation announcement YES___NO___ YES ___ NO ___ posted on FedBizOps (FBO) (required for both contracts and orders issued under 2. Does the solicitation or award indi- task or delivery order contracts (See FAR Reminder cate which products or services are Subpart 5.704(a)(2))? funded under the Recovery Act? Any Recovery Act funded action YES___NO___ YES___NO___ that is not both competitive and fixed price must be supported by 7. Is the FBO pre-solicitation announce- 3. Does the solicitation/award include a “rationale” posted on FBO for ment appropriately identified by: the required FAR clauses relating to: other than a competitive and/or fixed price approach. See Award - including the word “Recovery” as the - Whistleblower Protection? Checklist (over) and FAR 5.705(b) first word in the Title field (if notices are YES___NO___ for more details. submitted electronically via ftp/email)? This requirement applies regard- YES___NO___, or - Contractor Reporting Requirements? less of dollar value or whether the YES___NO___ action is funded in whole or in - selecting “yes” for the field “Is this a part by the Recovery Act. It also Recovery and Reinvestment Act action” - Special Buy-American Act require- applies to contracts, orders, or on the Notice Details form (in Step 2) lo- ments? modifications to an existing con- cated below the NAICS Code field? YES___NO___ tract or order. YES___NO___ This requirement does not relieve - Expanded GAO/OIG access to con- you of your obligations to docu- 8. If the pre-solicitation announcement tractor records? ment the file and obtain approvals was for an order under a task or delivery YES___NO___ of other than competitive or fixed order contract, did it include the following price actions required elsewhere statement in the Description field in FBO in the FAR or by your agency. preceding the actual description?