How to Create ASTRO Task Orders
Modified on: Mon, 15 May, 2023 at 1:54 PM
You may review the Step by Step Instructions to successfully create a Task Order in Symphony for ASTRO. The required URL for ASTRO ordering activities is https://astro.app.cloud.gov/. The steps for creating a task order include these details.
Step 1. Create a Task Order
Click Create a Task Order.
Select the Contract Vehicle.
Step 2. Enter the Title
Enter your Task Order title and click Save. Follow the left navigation menu to complete the order.
Add contact information for the Ordering Contracting Officer (OCO) and the Contract Specialist (CS).
Click the +Add button.
- If you would like to assign someone else who is already a registered user in Symphony, enter the name of the person you wish to INVITE. The suggestion box will search for a user as you type.
Save or Cancel your changes.
Update or Remove the points of contact if you need to make changes.
Step 4. Select Contract Types
Symphony presents the Contract Types available. Select the Contract Type(s) that apply to the Task Order.
Step 5. Set the Order Processing Schedule
Set the parameters for the Symphony scheduler. Parameters are:
Release Date if supported.
Questions if there will be a Question and Answer Period and if so, the Q&A deadline.
Submission deadline for proposals.
Step 6. Choose the Fair Opportunity
Filter the Contract Holders by Pools and SBA designation to select contractors for your Task Order. You are required to choose at least one Contract Holder.
If there is an Exception to Fair Opportunity, use the link to provide your Fair Opportunity Exception Justification.
Step 7. Provide Additional Information
Enter any additional information required by the Contract Vehicle. Requirements include:
- Solicitation Number
- Estimated Period of Performance
- Estimated Place of Performance
Step 8. Include Attachments
Upload required documents or add files to the appropriate folders listed in the drop-down menu.
Step 9. Review Documents
You can access the Document Library at any time to see what documents exist in the context of a particular order. You can also confirm that your files are in the appropriate folders for visibility. Return to the attachments tab to make changes.
Step 10. Submit or Cancel Order
Symphony advises you if there are validation errors in your order. Please fix any errors before you submit. Once satisfied with the Task Order, you can submit it for release if you are the Contracting Officer named on the order.
Contract Holders cannot view orders that are not released to them.
You can cancel an order at any time during creation. Please provide a reason for the cancellation and click Cancel My Order. If you still need help, please contact us.
Step 11. Track the History
You can see the history, status, and comments for your Task Order in the order's History tab.
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