3.103-1 Solicitation provision.

The contracting officer shall insert the provision at 52.203-2 , Certificate of Independent Price Determination, in solicitations when a firm-fixed-price contract or fixed-price contract with economic price adjustment is contemplated, unless-

  1. (a) The acquisition is to be made under the simplified acquisition procedures in part  13;

  2. (b) [Reserved]

  3. (c) The solicitation is a request for technical proposals under two-step sealed bidding procedures; or

  4. (d) The solicitation is for utility services for which rates are set by law or regulation.