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Remarks – Recommended Use of SACC Item

Use the following clause when the bid solicitation contains mandatory and point-rated technical evaluation criteria, and the basis of selection will be the bid that received the highest number of points with the evaluated price within the budget.

Use this clause in conjunction with A0210T or some other clause which indicates to bidders the maximum funding available.

Do not use for low dollar value requirements if the template 2T-LDV1 is used.

Contracting officers must complete and insert in paragraph 1.(c) one of the following options:

  • Option 1: "obtain the required minimum of _____ (insert minimum percentage) percent overall of the points for the technical evaluation criteria which are subject to point rating. The rating is performed on a scale of _____ (insert the total number of points available) points."
  • Option 2: "obtain the required minimum of _____ (insert minimum number of points) points overall for the technical evaluation criteria which are subject to point rating. The rating is performed on a scale of _____ (insert the total number of points available) points."
  • Option 3: "obtain the required minimum points for the technical evaluation criteria which are subject to point rating."

Legal text for SACC item

  1. To be declared responsive, a bid must:
    1. comply with all the requirements of the bid solicitation;
    2. meet all mandatory technical evaluation criteria; and
    3. _______ (contracting officers are to insert one of the options provided under the remarks sections above)
  2. Bids not meeting (a) or (b) or (c) will be declared non responsive.. The responsive bid with the highest number of points will be recommended for award of a contract, provided that the total evaluated price does not exceed the budget available for this requirement.