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Part 15—Contracting by Negotiation

15.000 Scope of part.

15.001 Definitions.

15.002 Types of negotiated acquisition.

Subpart 15.1—Source Selection Processes and Techniques

15.100 Scope of subpart.

15.101 Best value continuum.

15.101-1 Tradeoff process.

15.101-2 Lowest price technically acceptable source selection process.

15.102 Oral presentations.

Subpart 15.2—Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals and Information

15.200 Scope of subpart.

15.201 Exchanges with industry before receipt of proposals.

15.202 Advisory multi-step process.

15.203 Requests for proposals.

15.204 Contract format.

15.204-1 Uniform contract format.

15.204-2 Part I—The Schedule.

15.204-3 Part II—Contract Clauses.

15.204-4 Part III—List of Documents, Exhibits, and Other Attachments.

15.204-5 Part IV—Representations and Instructions.

15.205 Issuing solicitations.

15.206 Amending the solicitation.

15.207 Handling proposals and information.

15.208 Submission, modification, revision, and withdrawal of proposals.

15.209 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

15.210 Forms.

Subpart 15.3—Source Selection

15.300 Scope of subpart.

15.301 [Reserved]

15.302 Source selection objective.

15.303 Responsibilities.

15.304 Evaluation factors and significant subfactors.

15.305 Proposal evaluation.

15.306 Exchanges with offerors after receipt of proposals.

15.307 Proposal revisions.

15.308 Source selection decision.

Subpart 15.4—Contract Pricing

15.400 Scope of subpart.

15.401 Definitions.

15.402 Pricing policy.

15.403 Obtaining certified cost or pricing data.

15.403-1 Prohibition on obtaining certified cost or pricing data (10 U.S.C. 2306a and 41 U.S.C. 254b).

15.403-2 Other circumstances where certified cost or pricing data are not required.

15.403-3 Requiring data other than certified cost or pricing data.

15.403-4 Requiring certified cost or pricing data (10 U.S.C. 2306a and 41 U.S.C. 254b).

15.403-5 Instructions for submission of certified cost or pricing data and data other than certified cost or pricing data.

15.404 Proposal analysis.

15.404-1 Proposal analysis techniques.

15.404-2 Data to support proposal analysis.

15.404-3 Subcontract pricing considerations.

15.404-4 Profit.

15.405 Price negotiation.

15.406 Documentation.

15.406-1 Prenegotiation objectives.

15.406-2 Certificate of Current Cost or Pricing Data.

15.406-3 Documenting the negotiation.

15.407 Special cost or pricing areas.

15.407-1 Defective certified cost or pricing data.

15.407-2 Make-or-buy programs.

15.407-3 Forward pricing rate agreements.

15.407-4 Should-cost review.

15.407-5 Estimating systems.

15.408 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

Subpart 15.5—Preaward, Award, and Postaward Notifications, Protests, and Mistakes

15.501 Definition.

15.502 Applicability.

15.503 Notifications to unsuccessful offerors.

15.504 Award to successful offeror.

15.505 Preaward debriefing of offerors.

15.506 Postaward debriefing of offerors.

15.507 Protests against award.

15.508 Discovery of mistakes.

15.509 Forms.

Subpart 15.6—Unsolicited Proposals

15.600 Scope of subpart.

15.601 Definitions.

15.602 Policy.

15.603 General.

15.604 Agency points of contact.

15.605 Content of unsolicited proposals.

15.606 Agency procedures.

15.606-1 Receipt and initial review.

15.606-2 Evaluation.

15.607 Criteria for acceptance and negotiation of an unsolicited proposal.

15.608 Prohibitions.

15.609 Limited use of data.

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