DATE: December 14, 2023

SUBJECT: Acquisition Guide, Chapter 8.404 Federal Supply Schedules, New Sub-section 2.1.1 Communications with Vendors – Competitive Acquisitions Under Federal Supply Schedules

TO: HCAs/Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers
FROM: Director, Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office of Acquisition Management

SUMMARY: Acquisition Guide, Chapter 8.404 Federal Supply Schedules, is revised to add new Sub-section 2.1.1 Communications with Vendors – Competitive Acquisitions Under Federal Supply Schedules. The new sub-section provides detailed procedures for communicating with vendors that have submitted quotes in response to a Request for Quotes (RFQ) using FAR Subpart 8.4 procedures and offers contracting officers sample instructional language for such communications to be included in RFQs.

Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to the Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division at DOE_oapmpolicy@hq.doe.gov