2-18.2 Contract Types

The contract types below are frequently used for purchasing by the Postal Service. Provision 4-1: Standard Solicitation Provisions (paragraph f., type of contract) and Clause B-3: Contract Type state which type of contract is issued. The contracting officer, working with the purchase/SCM team, may decide to use other types of contracts, or hybrids/variations of the existing contract types. Traditional types of contracts include:

The purchase/SCM team chooses the contract type in accordance with Provision 4-1: Standard Solicitation Provisions. Once determined, potential suppliers must be informed of the contract type, and proposals must be submitted on this basis. The Postal Service must inform potential suppliers if alternate proposals based on other contract types will or will not be considered.