FAR compliance takes up too much of your proposal team’s valuable time, despite their expertise. Proposal professionals are often searching for the best way to quickly understand clauses and accurately comply with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
Proposal teams are generally very skilled at thoroughly reading the contents of an RFP. They’ll have the most success, of course, when all references are provided in full text, all instructions are unobstructed, and clearly spelled out.
For example, in a solicitation that contains 293 clauses and provisions, most of which are incorporated by reference, the team might not be able to ensure that their proposal follows all the solicitation’s instructions and requirements.
There just is not enough time to flip back and forth between the solicitation clauses and their prescriptions. While the effort of manually researching and analyzing each clause could yield inaccurate results.
This is the primary reason why some companies might “ignore” the FAR clauses in solicitations. Unless an individual has accidentally stumbled upon or chosen a clause with a title that contained some “risky” term (e.g., indemnity or warranty, etc.).
In the age of automation and cloud-based solutions that do not require any deployment or integration, it is hard to understand why companies would take this risk. After all, these companies do not take the instructions regarding the page counts, contents of the cover letters, and table of contents lightly. So why would a company ignore the solicitation’s clauses and provisions?
Please do pay attention to clauses and provisions in your solicitations, whether they are provided in full text or incorporated by reference. Instead of relying on a manual inconsistent process, learn how Unison’s FARclause tool can give you instant risk and applicability analysis.
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