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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Notice Template

The Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Notice template is used to publish both a notice (synopsis) and a solicitation in a single FBO submission for commercial items, as defined by the FAR (Sub Parts 5.202 & 12.603). The combined synopsis/solicitation notice does not require a minimum 15-day delay between notice publication and solicitation release, thus allowing both buyers and vendors to save time publishing and responding to a "commercial items" opportunity more quickly. FBO will reject any documents that refer to a specific solicitation without previous publication of the Notice for that solicitation.

Tag Description Format
<COMBINE>
<DATE> (required data) Month and day synopsis is submitted MMDD
<YEAR> (Required Data) Year synopsis is submitted YY
<CBAC>* (Required Data) User ID for the Office Location. Assigned/managed by your location Administrator. string
<PASSWORD>* (Required Data) Password. Assigned/managed by your location Administrator. string
<ZIP> (Required Data) The Contracting Office's ZIP code 5 Digits
<CLASSCOD>* (Required Data) Either one alphabetic code or a two-digit code for service or supply that the synopsis should be listed under. Valid classification code (FAR, Section 5.207(g))
<NAICS>* Six-digit code for service or supply that the synopsis would be listed under Valid NAICS Code
NAICS Reference
<OFFADD> The complete address of the contracting office Up to 65535 characters
<SUBJECT> (Required Data) The classification code, two hyphens, and a brief title description of the synopsis. Up to 255 characters
<SOLNBR>* (Required Data) Unique reference number for the solicitation Up to 128 characters from the set: a-z A-Z 0-9 - _ ( ) { }
<RESPDATE> Response deadline date MMDDYY
<ARCHDATE> The date when this notice will be archived. Default - 15 days after the deadline. MMDDYYYY
<CONTACT> (Required Data) The names and phone numbers of officials to contact in regard to this synopsis. If there are two points of contact, their information shall be separated by semicolon Up to 65535 characters
<DESC> A narrative description of the procurement action. Up to 65535 characters
<LINK> A structural tag No data required or accepted
<URL> The Government Agency's URL that will be listed with this award. Up to 255 characters, consist of a restricted set of characters (see URL specification - RFC 2396)
<DESC> Visible hypertext description provided to the user for linking to the related site Up to 255 characters
<EMAIL> A structural tag No data required or accepted
<ADDRESS> The Government Agency contact's email address Up to 128 characters
<DESC> Visible hypertext description provided for linking to the Government Agency contact's email Up to 255 characters
<SETASIDE> Identify set-aside acquisitions. Valid values: 'Competitive 8(a)', 'Emerging Small Business', 'Woman Owned Small Business', 'Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business', 'HUBZone', 'Partial HBCU / MI', 'Partial Small Business', 'Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business', 'Total HBCU / MI', 'Total Small Business', 'Veteran-Owned Small Business'
Note: Veteran-Owned Small Business is only valid for users registered at or below Department of Veterans Affairs
<POPADDRESS> Place of performance address Up to 65535 characters
<POPZIP> Place of performance ZIP code Up to 5 digits
<POPCOUNTRY> Place of performance country Up to 32 characters
</COMBINE>

Notes

  1. All red tags represent required data.
  2. * denotes validated data.
  3. <LINK>, <URL>, and <DESC> are a group data and should be provided or omitted together.
  4. <EMAIL>, <ADDRESS>, and <DESC> are a group data and should be provided or omitted together.


Example

<COMBINE>
<LINK>
<URL>http://www.FBO.gov/spg/USA/NGB/DAHA06/DAHA06-02-Q-0003/listing.html
<DESC> Link to FedBizOpps document.
<EMAIL>
<ADDRESS> katarzyna.zarzycka@ct.ngb.army.mil
<DESC> Link to FedBizOpps document.
<SETASIDE>N/A
<POPADDRESS> Connecticut Army National Guard RTE 1 Stones Ranch Military Reservation East Lyme CT
<POPZIP> 06333-0462
<POPCOUNTRY> US
</COMBINE>