PGI 236.213 Special procedures for sealed bidding in construction contracting.
For additive or deductive items—
(1) Use a bid schedule with—
(i) A first or base bid item covering the work generally as specified; and
(ii) A list of priorities that contains one or more additive or deductive bid items that progressively add or omit specified features of the work in a stated order of priority. (Normally, do not mix additive and deductive bid items in the same solicitation.)
(2) Before opening the bids, record in the contract file the amount of funds available for the project.
(3) Determine the low bidder and the items to be awarded in accordance with the procedures in the clause at 252.236-7007, Additive or Deductive Items.