3-2.1 Advance Notification of Contract Awards

Contract awards that exceed $10 million; and contract awards of any dollar value that are highly visible or sensitive, may have significant media impact, and/or may have or generate interest on the part of Congress, require advance notification to key internal stakeholders before award. The following procedures apply to preparing and submitting advance notifications of contract awards.

The contracting portfolio or organization, which notification may be made by the Senior Director, Director, Executive Manager, or Commodity Management Team (CMT) contracting officer, will do the following:

If warranted, Corporate Communications will prepare a draft press release based on the information provided in the advance notification and will provide the draft to the contracting officer and Senior Director, Director, and Executive Manager of the responsible contracting portfolio or organization for review. After review, the responsible Senior Director, or Director as applicable, will inform Corporate Communications as to concurrence and when the information may be released. No information concerning contract award may be released publicly until the contract has been executed/awarded.