Attachment J 1
COMMITS NexGen Fair Opportunity Competitive Procedures
In accordance with FAR 16.505, the fair opportunity to be considered competitive
procedures for the COMMITS NexGen program is provided below.
As an overview, the basic COMMITS NexGen fair opportunity competitive process
begins when an information technology need is identified. A performance based (when
appropriate) Statement of Requirements (SOR), with source selection criteria is
prepared. Additionally, the requiring agency and Commerce Information Technology
Solutions Office (CITS) define the roles and responsibilities of the government parties in
a task order management plan. The SOR is offered to the appropriate COMMITS
NexGen contract holders according to tier to determine if they wish to submit a task
order proposal. The requesting activity evaluates the submitted task order proposals,
and based on an evaluation of the proposal against the previously developed evaluation
criteria, the delivery order is awarded to the `best value Contractor.
In the event, the Department of Commerce delegates ordering authority through this
vehicle, the ordering agency must abide by the Department of Commerce ordering
The following process represents general guidelines. The process for each effort can be
tailored to fit the needs of the customer.
Identifying the need for information technology solutions is the first step in the
COMMITS NexGen process. This task is the responsibility of the requiring
activity (the customer). If an activity recognizes the need for information
technology solutions, they should first contact the COMMITS program office.
The program office will provide guidance and instructions on the use of the
COMMITS NexGen contracts. The program office will, if needed, assist with
the development of the full Statement of Requirements, and provide the
necessary resources to fully describe the technical requirements of the task,
to ensure successful competition and award of the delivery order. During this
step the reimbursable charge to non DOC customers will be discussed. The
charge will be tailored to fit the amount of effort the customer requires of the
CITS office to satisfy their requirement.
Address Scope Issues, if any
This is the responsibility of the CITS office, in conjunction with the COMMITS
NexGen Contracting Office. This step is necessary to ensure that the
anticipated requirements are within the scope of the COMMITS NexGen
contracts. While this step is necessary, given the scope of work envisioned
by the basic contracts, and the solution based structure, it is anticipated that