Solicitation Procedure Codes

The Government uses Solicitation Procedure Codes to identify the competitive nature in which a Federal or Military contract will be competed, not to be confused with the Extent of Competition Codes

Required on Federal Supply Schedules (FSS), Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), and Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDCs). Also used in a Delivery/Task Order against a Blanket Ordering Agreement (BOA) and a Part 13 Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) Call. 

Listed below are solicitation procedure codes used in both, Federal and Military Contracts..

Federal and Military Solicitation Procedure Codes

NP - Negotiated Proposal

Used when the action resulted from an award pursuant to FAR 6.102(a) – sealed bid, FAR 6.102(b) – competitive proposal, FAR 6.102(c) – Combination, or any other competitive method that did not exclude sources of any type.

SB - Sealed Bid

Used when a contract is not available for competition.

TS - Two Step

Used when a contract is not competed.

SP1 - Simplified Acquisition Procedure

A competitive acquisition using the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). 

AE - Architectural Engineer

Used when a contract is not competed.

BR - Basic Research

Used when a contract is not competed.

SSS - Only One Source

Used when a contract is not competed.

AS - Alternative Sources

The action resulted from the use of procedures that provide for full and open competition after exclusion of sources to reduce overall costs pursuant to FAR 6.202(a)(1), to have a facility available for national defense or industrial mobilization pursuant to FAR 6.202(a)(2), to establish or maintain an essential engineering, research, or development capability pursuant to FAR 6.202(a)(3), to ensure the continuous availability of a reliable source of supply for such property or service pursuant to FAR 6.202(a)(4), to satisfy projected needs for such product or service based on a history of high demand pursuant to FAR 6.202(a)(5), to satisfy a critical need for medical, safety, or emergency supplies pursuant to FAR 6.202(a)(6).

MAFO - Multiple Award Fair Opportunity

This is not a valid selection for any document. This value will populate on a Delivery/Task Order against a multiple award Indefinate Delivery Vehicle (IDV )and a Part 8 BPA Call..

REFERENCE: FAR 4.601(c); FAR 4.601(d)(1); FAR 6; FAR 8.404(b)(4); FAR 13.003(b)(1); FAR 16.505(b); FAR 19; DFAR 204.670-2(a)(2)(i); DFARS 253.204-70(b)(14); DFARS 253.204-70(b)(13)(v); DFARS 253.204-70(c)(4)(viii); DFARS 253.204-70(d)(4)(iv)(A); DFARS 253.204-70(d)(4)(iv)(B); DFARS253.204-70(d)(4)(vii); DFARS 226.7003; FAR 4.601(c)(1); DFARS 253.204-70(c)(4)(iii); DFARS 253.204-70(c)(4)(vi); FAR 8.7; FAR 13; FAR 19.8; FAR 19.13; DFARS 219.811; DFARS 253.204-70(b)(13)(i).

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