Part Number: Part 414

Agriculture Acquisition Regulation


Subpart 414.2 - Solicitation of Bids

414.201 Preparation of invitations for bids.

414.201-6 Solicitation provision.

The contracting officer shall insert the provision 452.214-70, Award by Lot, when multiple items are segregated into clearly identifiable lots and the contracting officer wants to reserve the right to award by item within a lot, if award in that manner would be advantageous to the Government.

Subpart 414.4 - Opening of Bids and Award of Contract

414.404 Rejection of bids.

414.404-1 Cancellation of invitations after opening.

An acquisition official at a level above the contracting officer is authorized to make the determinations under FAR 14.404-1(c) and (e)(1).

414.407 Mistakes in bids.

414.407-3 Other mistakes disclosed before award.

The authority to make the determinations under FAR 14.407-3(a), (b), and (d) is delegated, without power of redelegation, to the head of the contracting activity. The authority to make the determination under FAR 14.407-3(c) is delegated to the contracting officer. Each determination pursuant to FAR 14.407-3 shall have the concurrence of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC).

414.407-4 Mistakes after award.

If a mistake in bid is disclosed after award, the contracting officer shall make a final determination in accordance with the provisions of FAR 14.407-4 (b) and (c) and shall coordinate each proposed determination with OGC. Such coordination shall, at a minimum, consist of the contracting officer providing the proposed determination and the case file to OGC for comment.

414.409 Information to bidders.

414.409-2 Award of classified contracts.

Disposition of classified information shall be in accordance with Departmental Regulation and Manual (3400 Series) and in accordance with direction issued by the Information Security Staff, Personnel and Document Security Division, Office of Procurement and Property Management.