FAR 52.211-6, Brand Name or Equal

Applicability: This FAR solicitation provision is included when “brand name or equal” purchase descriptions are included in a solicitation.   Key Requirements:  For items identified in the solicitation as “brand name or equal”, this solicitation provision requires that the offeror’s proposal indicate each product that is being offered as an “equal” product.  In addition, for each equal product, the proposal must include a description reflecting the characteristics and level of quality that will satisfy the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics of “equal” products specified in the solicitation.  The proposal must also clearly identify the item by brand name (if any), and make/model number.  In addition, the proposal must include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or … Continue reading