NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL SALES
The Unofficial Abstracts and List of Successful Bidders come in two formats, regular and zipped. Use the zipped format if the file size is large and/or you want to speed up the download. The .zip files need to be "extracted" before they can be viewed.
List of all bidders.
The Unofficial Abstract is a listing of all bids received for each IFB item and is used for auditing purposes. The Sales Contracting Officer (SCO) reviews the Unofficial Abstract to check for keypunch errors, missing bids, and incorrect information. Once the errors are corrected then the SCO proceeds on to the next step of evaluating a sale.
List of only the High bidders.
A List of Successful Bidders (LSB) is produced for each IFB/Catalog (except Negotiated Sales) when 90-95% of the sale has been awarded. The LSB identifies, by item, the successful bidder and amount of the bid. The LSB also lists items pending award and for what reason, e.g. reutilization, no-bid items and items rejected for insufficient bid.
Abstracts and LSBs that are older than 10 business days are removed from the Web. In order to request a copy a Freedom of Information Request must be submitted. The Freedom Of Information (FOI) Office is a customer service office available for private industry. FOI operates under a requirement to provide non-proprietary information within twenty working days of request. Direct requests for non-proprietary government information are submitted to this office.
Note: DOWNLOADING FILES. Whenever you download a catalog, abstract or list of successful bidders, you should always download the file in the zipped format. The zipped file is approximately ten times smaller than the original file and will save you downloading time. Once downloaded, the file can be unzipped and viewed in your word processor. Prior to downloading your first zipped file you must have a software program that will "unzip" or "extract" a file so that you may view it. The following two programs are offered as "free shareware".
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Page updated 08/20/12