2-40 Produce Contract Award Recommendation

2-40.1 Contract Awards

The contract award recommendation is the identification of the supplier that offers the Postal Service the best value, and therefore should be awarded the contract. The contracting officer is responsible for making the award recommendation after discussions and/or negotiations (if conducted), determining the price is fair and reasonable, consulting with the purchase/SCM team, as necessary, and obtaining any required reviews and approvals (see Section 2-41, Obtain Selected Reviews and Approvals). When consensus as to which supplier should be awarded the contract cannot be reached, the contracting officer will make the best value decision.