ADS Reference 300mab

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Competitive Range Determination Template

Mandatory Reference for ADS Series 300 – Acquisition & Assistance

New Edition Date: 04/02/2013
Responsible Office: M
File Name: 300mab_040213


A competitive range is range of qualified offers for a competitive procurement that uses the contracting by negotiation procedures outlined in FAR Part 15. A Contracting Officer (CO) determines a competitive range and creates the memo documenting that determination based on the ratings of each proposal against all technical evaluation criteria. The competitive range comprises the most highly rated proposals. The following document includes guidance based on the Federal Acquisition Regulations that requires the CO to establish a competitive range, the factors the CO should consider when determining the competitive range and a template that can be used to draft the memo.