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25.408 Procedures.

25.408 Procedures.

  1. (a) If the WTO GPA or an FTA applies (see 25.401), the contracting officer must-

    1. (1) Comply with the requirements of 5.203, Publicizing and response time;

    2. (2) Comply with the requirements of 5.207, Preparation and transmittal of synopses;

    3. (3) Not include technical requirements in solicitations solely to preclude the acquisition of eligible products;

    4. (4) Specify in solicitations that offerors must submit offers in the English language and in U.S. dollars (see 52.214-34, Submission of Offers in the English Language, and 52.214-35, Submission of Offers in U.S. Currency, or paragraph (c)(5) of 52.215-1, Instruction to Offerors-Competitive Acquisitions); and

    5. (5) Provide unsuccessful offerors from WTO GPA or FTA countries notice in accordance with 14.409-1 or 15.503.

  2. (b) See subpart  25.5 for evaluation procedures and examples.