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Unsolicited Contract Proposals

Sept. 23, 2014

If you have a unique product or service that you feel would help SEC accomplish its mission you may consider submission of an unsolicited proposal.  SEC encourages the submission of unsolicited proposals meeting the criteria specified in FAR Part 15.6.

Before beginning the unsolicited proposal process, carefully review the specific criteria of FAR Part 15.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This regulation can be accessed at https://acquisition.gov/far/

What are the limitations?

  • The proposal must meet the criteria in FAR part 15.6,
  • The proposal must be prepared independent of government advice or supervision,
  • SEC does not pay for preparation of unsolicited proposals,
  • Unsolicited proposals are contingent on the availability of funds,
  • Award of a contract based on an unsolicited proposal is contingent upon the absence of other possible vendors, and
  • SEC does not pay for any work done prior to award of a contract based on an unsolicited proposal.

Unsolicited proposals should be directed to:

Victor Cairo, Office of Acquisitions
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC  20549-4226 
cairov@sec.gov

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