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FAC Number: 2024-03
Effective Date: 02/23/2024

14.201-1 Uniform contract format.

14.201-1 Uniform contract format.

(a) Contracting officers shall prepare invitations for bids and contracts using the uniform contract format outlined in Table 14-1 to the maximum practicable extent. The use of the format facilitates preparation of the solicitation and contract as well as reference to, and use of, those documents by bidders and contractors. It need not be used for acquisition of the following:

(1) Construction (see part  36).

(2) Shipbuilding (including design, construction, and conversion), ship overhaul, and ship repair.

(3) Subsistence items.

(4) Supplies or services requiring special contract forms prescribed elsewhere in this regulation that are inconsistent with the uniform contract format.

(5) Firm-fixed-price or fixed-price with economic price adjustment acquisitions that use the simplified contract format (see 14.201-9).

(b) Information suitable for inclusion in invitations for bids under the uniform contract format shall also be included in invitations for bids not subject to that format if applicable.

(c) Solicitations to which the uniform contract format applies shall include PartsI, II, III, and IV. If any section of the uniform contract format does not apply, the contracting officer should so mark that section in the solicitation. Upon award, the contracting officer shall not physically include PartIV in the resulting contract, but shall retain it in the contract file. (See 14.201(c).) Award by acceptance of a bid on the award portion of Standard Form 33, Solicitation, Offer and Award ( SF 33), Standard Form 26, Award/Contract ( SF 26), or Standard Form 1447, Solicitation/Contract ( SF 1447), incorporates Section K, Representations, certifications, and other statements of bidders, in the resultant contract even though not physically attached. The representations and certifications shall be incorporated by reference in the contract by using 52.204-19 (see 4.1202(b)) or for acquisitions of commercial products and commercial services see 52.212-4(v).

Table 14-1 - Uniform Contract Format
Section Title
PartI-The Schedule


Solicitation/contract form


Supplies or services and prices




Packaging and marking


Inspection and acceptance


Deliveries or performance


Contract administration data


Special contract requirements
PartII-Contract Clauses


Contract clauses
PartIII-List of Documents, Exhibits, and OtherAttachments


List of documents, exhibits, and other attachments
PartIV-Representations and Instructions


Representations, certifications, and other statements of bidders


Instructions, conditions, and notices to bidders


Evaluation factors for award

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