Appendix A - Two-Step and Combined Two-Step Competitive Sealed Bidding Process Quick Sheet

Two-step IFB process

  • Prepare an IFB requesting unpriced technical offers only.
  • Post IFB in eVA.
  • Post any amendments to IFB in eVA.
  • Receive unpriced technical offers.
  • Evaluate unpriced technical offers.
  • Identify acceptable unpriced technical offers.
  • Invite offerors who submitted acceptable unpriced technical offers to submit pricing offers.
  • Pricing bids are tabulated via eVA.
  • Contract is awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder unless solicitation provides for set aside to a reasonably priced DSBSD-certified small business including small businesses owned by women, minorities and service disabled veterans as well as micro businesses.

Combined two-step IFB process

  • IFB requires bidders to submit technical proposals and price bids in response to IFB.
  • Offerors are submitted in separate envelopes labeled "technical proposal" and "bid price."
  • Technical proposals are evaluated and acceptable technical proposals are identified.
  • "Bid price" envelopes for those technical proposals identified as acceptable are opened.
  • Award is made to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder unless set aside to a reasonably priced DSBSD-certified small business including small businesses owned by women, minorities and service disabled veterans as well as micro businesses provision was included in the solicitation.


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