c. Block 15 may include the NSN of the product, government inspection and
acceptance information, changes to the contract, and general information concerning
the contractor or the period of the contract that does not appear elsewhere. Delivery
dates and locations pertain to block 15 but are usually listed on the following pages.
d. In block 18, you will find the solicitation number. Remember that the
solicitation number is similar to the RFP number in the upper left hand corner of the
DPSC Form 300.
e. Additional information is contained on continuation sheets. Continuation
Sheets are Standard Form 36. See figure 3-2A. Note the delivery locations, quantity of
product, and delivery dates.
a. The solicitation is composed of DPSC Form 33, Solicitation and Offer, and
DPSC Form 36, Continuation Sheet. There are two types of solicitations: Invitation for
proposals and RFPs.
b. The solicitation may be thought of as a DPSC "shopping list." A solicitation
for a given item is sent out to all approved suppliers for that item. Thus, each approved
supplier receives a copy and has the opportunity to submit a bid.
c. Also receiving a copy is the veterinary activity with inspection responsibility for
the area where the product will be delivered. Through receipt of the solicitation, the
veterinary inspectors will be able to determine product requirements. Additionally, it
alerts the inspection unit to the anticipated arrival of the product on a certain day.
d. Figure 3-3 illustrates a Standard Form 33, Solicitation and Offer. Notice the
solicitation number in Block 2, SOLICITATION NUMBER. The veterinary food
inspection specialist matches this number with the RFP number or solicitation number
on the DPSC Form 300 or Standard Form 26. This is a cross-reference, which helps
the supervisor assemble the inspection data packet.
e. Figures 3-4 through 3-4B illustrate how the Standard Form 36, Continuation
Sheet, is used in a solicitation. Additional contract requirements and additional
information concerning deliveries and requirements are specified.
(1) SF 36. Clause JO3 of the solicitation "List of Documents, Exhibits and
other attachments" (see figure 3-4) is a listing of those documents that are incorporated
into the contract. The appropriate MS and TDS are listed here.