PART 2805 - PUBLICIZING CONTRACT ACTIONS

Subpart 2805-2 - Synopses of Proposed Contract Actions

2805.201-70 Departmental notification.

(a) A copy of each synopsis of a proposed contract action sent to the Department of Commerce, shall be furnished to the Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Justice Management Division (JMD).

(b) Contracting officers shall document, in the contract file, that a copy of the notice has been forwarded to the OSDBU. A “cc” to the OSDBU on the file copy of the Commerce Business Daily (CBD) notice shall be considered adequate documentation.

Subpart 2805.3 - Synopses of Contract Awards

2805.302-70 Departmental notification.

(a) The contracting officer shall forward a copy of the synopsis of contract award, as prepared under FAR 5.302, to the Director, OSDBU, JMD.

(b) Contracting officers shall document in the contract file that a copy of the notice has been forwarded to the OSDBU. A “cc” to the OSDBU on the file copy of the CBD notice shall be considered adequate documentation.

Subpart 2805.5 - Paid Advertisements

2805.502 Authority.

(a) Authorization for paid advertising is required for newspapers only. Pursuant to 28 CFR 0.14, the authority to approve publication of paid advertisements in newspapers has been delegated to the officials listed in 2801.601(a). This authority may be redelegated as appropriate.

(b) Authority to purchase paid advertising must be granted in writing by an official delegated such authority. No advertisement, notice, or proposal will be published prior to receipt of advance written authority for such publication. No voucher for any such advertisement or publication will be paid unless there is presented, with the voucher, a copy of such written authority. Authority shall not be granted retroactively.

2805.503-70 Procedures.

(a) Agency officials exercising the authority delegated by 2805.502(a) and (b) shall do so in accordance with the procedures set forth in FAR 5.503 and those in this subsection.

(b) Requests for procurement of advertising shall be accompanied by written authority to advertise or publish which sets forth justification and includes the names of newspapers or journals concerned, frequency and dates of proposed advertisements, estimated cost, and other pertinent information.

(c) Procedures for payment of vouchers are contained in Title 7, Chapter 5-25.2, General Accounting Office Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies.