Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/710

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108 STAT. 3344 PUBLIC LAW 103-355—OCT. 13, 1994 (b) OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL RESPONSIBLE POTENTIAL OFFERORS.— Subsection (a) of section 18 of such Act is amended by adding at the end the following: "(4) An executive agency intending to solicit offers for a contract for which a notice of solicitation is required to be posted under paragraph (1)(B) shall ensure that contracting officers consider each responsive ofTer timely received from an offeror,". (c) ESTABLISHMENT OF DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF OFFERS. — Subsection (a) of section 18 of such Act is further amended by adding after paragraph (4), as added by subsection (b), the following new paragraph: "(5) An executive agency shall establish a deadline for the submission of all bids or proposals in response to a solicitation with respect to which no such deadline is provided by statute. Each deadline for the submission of offers shall afford potential offerors a reasonable opportunity to respond.". SEC. 4202. PROCUREMENT NOTICE. (a) CONTINUATION OF EXISTING NOTICE THRESHOLDS. —Subsection (a) of section 18 of the Office of Federal Procurement PoUcy Act (41 U.S.C. 416) is amended— (1) in paragraph (1), by striking out "the small purchase threshold" each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "$25,000 "; and (2) in paragraph (3)(B), by inserting after "(B)" the following: "in the case of a contract or order expected to be greater than the simplified acquisition threshold,". (b) CONTENT OF NOTICE. — Subsection (b) of such section is amended— (1) by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (4); (2) by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (5) and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon; and (3) by adding at the end the following: "(6) in the case of a contract in an amount estimated to be greater than $25,000 but not greater than the simplified acquisition threshold— "(A) a description of the procedures to be used in awarding the contract; and "(B) a statement specifying the periods for prospective offerors and the contracting officer to take the necessary preaward and award actions.". (c) NOTICE NOT REQUIRED FOR PROCUREMENT MADE THROUGH FACNET. —Subsection (c)(1) of such section, as amended by section 1055(b), is further amended— (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F) as subparagraphs (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), and (H), respectively; and (2) by inserting before subparagraph (C), as so redesignated, the following new subparagraphs: "(A) the proposed procurement is for an amount not greater than the simplified acquisition threshold and is to be made through a system with interim FACNET capability certified pursuant to section 30A(a)(l) or with full FACNET capability certified pursuant to section 30A(a)(2); "(B)(i) the proposed procurement is for an amount not greater than $250,000 and is to be made through a system