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The FAR requires that the Government must protect contractor bid or proposal information from unauthorized release. FAR 3.104-4. To ensure such protection, contractors must properly legend or mark their proposal documents in accordance with FAR 52.215-1(e). As a best practice and to ensure protection of proprietary information shared outside of the proposal process, Contractors should legend/mark their documents as follows: “The contents of this document contain [INSERT CONTRACTOR NAME] (“Contractor”) business proprietary information protected by the US Trade Secrets Act and section (b)(4) of the US Freedom of Information Act and shall not be disclosed outside of [INSERT AGENCY NAME] (“Agency”) without Contractor’s prior written consent.”