Cancelled by PN 97-61

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Procurement Information Circular

July 27, 2000


PURPOSE: To provide for submission of Safety and Health Plans after selection of the successful offeror in sealed bid acquisitions.

BACKGROUND: Procurement Notice 97-46, Risk Management, eliminated the previous Alternate I to clause 1852.223-73, Safety and Health Plan. This alternate allowed the submission of a Safety and Health Plan after selection of the successful offeror but before award.

GUIDANCE: Submission of the Safety and Health Plan with the bid in a sealed bid action is often impractical, especially in construction contracting. Therefore, the following Alternate I will be added for sealed bidding purposes only, when the final rule for this material is published. Until then, contracting officers are authorized to use the following Alternate I to 1852.223-73, in sealed bid procurement actions:

(JULY 2000)

In Invitations for Bids, delete the first sentence of the basic provision and substitute the following:

The apparently successful offeror shall submit a detailed safety and occupational health plan (see NPG 8715.3, NASA Safety Manual, Appendix H) after notification of selection but before award.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This PIC is effective as dated and shall remain in effect until cancelled or superseded.

HEADQUARTERS CONTACT: Jim Dolvin, Code HK, (202) 358-1279, e-mail


Tom Luedtke
Associate Administrator for Procurement