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Chapter 23 - Two-Step Competitive Sealed Bidding

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 https://eva.virginia.gov/.

  • Post any amendments to IFB in https://eva.virginia.gov/.

  • 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.