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What is the basic process of a BOA?


The majority of BOA procurements are done via competitions. They are announced on the Agency's Business Opportunities and are only open to suppliers with an active BOA.

The BOA process involves 2 stages:

Stage 1 is establishing an agreement with all basic contract provisions and prices or a definitive pricing methodology. Individual orders for retail quantities may then be placed against this agreement by local offices for local delivery.

Stage 2 is when there is a BOA competition. We filter vendors to match the requirements to the offered categories, and we then send a Request for Quotation (RFQ) to vendors that provide the required products/services.

BOA suppliers not initially selected may contact the NCI Agency and request inclusion in any bidders list of interest.