it is obtained from another source without restriction. The data subject to this restriction are
contained in sheets [insert numbers or other identification of sheets]; and
(2) Mark each sheet of data it wishes to restrict with the following legend:
Use or disclosure of data contained on this sheet is subject to the restriction on the title
page of this proposal.
(f) Contract award.
(1) The Government intends to award a contract or contracts resulting from this solicitation to the
responsible offeror(s) whose proposal(s) represents the best value after evaluation in accordance
with the factors and subfactors in the solicitation.
(2) The Government may reject any or all proposals if such action is in the Government's interest.
(3) The Government may waive informalities and minor irregularities in proposals received.
(4) The Government intends to evaluate proposals and award a contract without discussions with
offerors (except clarifications as described in FAR 15.306(a)). Therefore, the offeror's initial
proposal should contain the offeror's best terms from a cost or price and technical standpoint. The
Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if the Contracting Officer later determines
them to be necessary. If the Contracting Officer determines that the number of proposals that
would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition
can be conducted, the Contracting Officer may limit the number of proposals in the competitive
range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated
(5) The Government reserves the right to make an award on any item for a quantity less than the
quantity offered, at the unit cost or prices offered, unless the offeror specifies otherwise in the
(6) The Government reserves the right to make multiple awards if, after considering the additional
administrative costs, it is in the Government's best interest to do so.
(7) Exchanges with offerors after receipt of a proposal do not constitute a rejection or counteroffer
by the Government.
(8) The Government may determine that a proposal is unacceptable if the prices proposed are
materially unbalanced between line items or subline items. Unbalanced pricing exists when,
despite an acceptable total evaluated price, the price of one or more contract line items is
significantly overstated or understated as indicated by the application of cost or price analysis
techniques. A proposal may be rejected if the Contracting Officer determines that the lack of
balance poses an unacceptable risk to the Government.
(9) If a cost realism analysis is performed, cost realism may be considered by the source selection
authority in evaluating performance or schedule risk.
(10) A written award or acceptance of proposal mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful
offeror within the time specified in the proposal shall result in a binding contract without further
action by either party.