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  1. You can contact members in private by going to the upper right of this page and looking at the letter icon. That is the messenger. It goes between those involved in the message. One caveat. The person you have a private message with may be an interested party. You may want to get a feel if the party is involved in the procurement by asking some questions of him/her.
  2. I will keep the thread open for a week after the orignal poster's second post. On Monday, I will close it unless there is a response to the questions.
  3. here_2_help: I think I may have found a solution by using a different government service. If so, I think I can begin updating them this weekend. When dealing with the federal government, one must know "the workaround." If I can, I will deal with it.
  4. BigBob and rsherbondy appear to be the same poster.
  5. In past years, updates to the Legislation Page were posted to the Home Page on nearly every Monday. However, that is when the Government Printing Office (GPO) and Congress.gov updated legislation in about 2 or 3 days after the legislation was introduced. That has changed dramatically. Currently, GPO and Congress.gov now update legislation 2 weeks or more after it is introduced. To counter the agencies' tardiness, I tried to find online Press Releases issued by the sponsors of the legislation that explains the legislation. However, the Press Releases have dried up. As a result, I still update the Legislation page every 2 weeks but don't post that it has been updated because I never know if and when the GPO and Congress.gov will update the legislation.
  6. CB&I AREVA MOX Services, LLC v. U. S., Nos. 16-950C, 17-2017C, 18-80C, 18-522C, 18-677C, 18-691C, 18-921C, 18-1779C, 19- 245C, April 8, 2019. This opinion is related to a dispute between the above contractor and the NNSA. I didn't add it to the Home Page but I thought it was interesting and someone else might. So, the link is here.
  7. I posted the full CAAC Letter on the Home Page. The issue was discussed here last year.
  8. COR . . . Shall be . . . unless . . . . but an underling must be . . . . I could not find an example fitting the unless COR type. I'm guessing that the wording that is being questioned has something to do with the FAR section being in Part 1 and the DOSAR section being in DOSAR's Part 42.
  9. Oh Pepe, that's a nasty way to go. Can you shape shift into something else?
  10. Guardian: There are italics throughout the text. Do you want the italics removed?
  11. Guardian: I just saw your post with the strike-throughs. The software had a hiccup which I an correct. I am on my way out the door. If it isn't fixed within minutes, I will fix your post when I am home again. The conversion of the word document added lines of puncutaton that I must carefully eliminate. I will complete my editing when I return. This is going to take me several sessions to edit. It won't be as you hoped but it takes a long time to remove all the mess. Bob
  12. I began working in 1971. A year later, I completed my trainee assignments at GAO, and was forced into something called the Procurement and Systems Acquisition Division -- pronounced "P" sad. I couldn't figure out what I had done for GAO to stuff me into P-sad. Actually, my trainee assgnments ended at the end of a month and P-sad was the only place that was left for a new trainee. I have no regrets for being stuffed. Anyway, when I started in P-sad I remember people talking about someone named Ernie Fitzgerald who became famous in the late 1960s. After talking with Vern yesterday, I thought I would do an internet search on Ernie Fitzgerald this morning. I found that Ernie Fitzgerald died at the age of 92 on January 31, 2019. I believe it is important for a relic like me to introduce you to other contracting relics from the past. Then I found this wonderful article with a 43-minute C-SPAN video of Fitzgerald from 1989. This article and video are provided by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO). So here is POGO's: A Tribute to Pentagon Whistleblower Ernie Fitzgerald.
  13. I have added a new article to the Articles page entitled: Professional Reading: Negotiating Advice from Gordon Wade Rule with an introduction by Vernon J. Edwards. Please read it.
  14. This site is back online after additional opportunities for thrills. Major upgrade is in place.
  15. There is a major upgrade to the discussion software. I am going to install it now. There was a problem earlier that caused a server error. I will try again now. If there is a server error, I will try to fix it as soon as I can.
  16. There is more than one effect of the partial government shut-down on federal government contractors or their employees. These may include late or missed pay, increased costs from a delay in the contract work, impact of prices from vendors or subcontractors quoted to the prime and now changed, effects on an acquisition that was in process and now delayed by the shut-down. I cannot think of all the possible effects on government contractors and their employees. Since the federal government may partially close its doors once again at the end of the week, you may experience more of an effect.
  17. There is more than one effect of the partial government shut-down on federal government contracting employees. These include late or missed pay, increased workload from contractors taking some sort of action that was caused by the partial government shutdown, effects on an acquisition that was in process and now delayed by the shut-down. I cannot think of all the possible effects on government employees in the contracting field. Since the federal government may partially close its doors once again at the end of the week, you may have experience more of an effect.
  18. Ji: Joel must be given special credit for posting here while in a tree-stand.
  19. Alone in a tree-stand without the FAR?
  20. Although GAO's bid protest statistics were issued in early December, I was focused on personal issues. I realized I missed it and posted it here now.
  21. There have been 98 recommendations made by the 809 Panel. Does anyone know if any have been discussed, accepted or rejected?
  22. From Volume 3, Part 1, p. 17. Recommendation 35: Replace commercial buying and the existing simplified acquisition procedures and thresholds with simplified readily available procedures for procuring readily available products and services and readily available products and services with customization.
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