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  1. bob7947

    NDAA Implementation

    Retread: Those are the two I saw.
  2. bob7947

    NDAA Implementation

    Frog: There goes your habitat! Here are my thoughts. As I have written, there are too many changes in Defense contracting law every year, Look at this page and read the Early Engagement Opportunity sections, The regulators are falling behind under the legislative onslaught, In these situations, to provide direction to the Defense contacting personnel, the USD's office must provide timely deviations to regulation. It appears, this one slipped through the cracks. You can search here to see if it was done and I missed it. In Class Deviation 2018-00017 the USD's office wrote: That, in the least, is what should have been done here. Instead, the pirate encountered the problem. As a result, the USD is violating the law, the pirate's advisors are violating the law, and the pirate is violating the law. At least the pirate made sure his/her flak jacket is riding low.
  3. bob7947

    NDAA Implementation

    What else would sheep do?
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    NDAA Implementation

    Pepe and Carl: Does the follwoing section of the law have meaning?
  5. bob7947

    NDAA Implementation

    Here is the section.
  6. A Member sent me this letter from the House Small Business Committee to the Acting Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. You can find the letter at the bottom of the committee press release.
  7. I'm haing problems with the forum. It seems to be affecting viewing it when you are not logged in. Please let me know what you are experiencing because I must depend on others to fix it.
  8. bob7947

    Problems with the Forum

    A database has been repaired and the software program is not showing any errors. Apparently guests were not abole to view the forum. They had to log-in first. That is probably the reason I had so many applications for new accounts in the last day.. Guests have always been allowed to see the forum.
  9. Last night and this morning, I read an interesting opinion in the Court of Federal Claims (COFC). That opinon is Electra-Med, et al., v. U. S. and American Medical Depot, et al., No. 18-927C, October 3, 2018. It interested me because of what the Judge wrote which I added in the two quote boxes: The Judge found that: The Contracts’ Modifications Are an End-Run Around CICA, The J&A Does Not Justify the Lack of Competition at the Supply Level, and The Modifications Ignore the VA’s Rule of Two Requirement. The Judge concluded: The protestors did not get an injunction. You must read the entire opinion to get the gist of the story. The opinion discusses how VA procured these items before it appears to have thrown up its hands. Most, if not all, of these issues may be specific to VA. What do you think of the VA contracting program, including its solution, mentioned in this opinion and Judge's opinions.
  10. OIRA is located within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) which is located within the Executive Office of the President.
  11. A couple of days ago, the COFC issued a protest opinion in Pinnacle Solutions, Inc.. In this procurement, there were 2 protests at the GAO--one sustained with a corrective action and one dismissed. The COFC opinion in Pinnacle was the third protest and was dismissed. I did not post the Pinnacle opinion because the 3 protests stretched only about 18 months.. Someone mentioned in another forum that the issue of successive protests and corrective actions was a problem. Earlier, in another procurement, there was a series of GAO protests, corrective actions, and a COFC protest that streched for a period of 4 years. If I remember correctly, the protester was able to improve its techicnal evaluation score significantly. However, before these 2 protests, I never noticed successive protests as a possible problem. My questions to the community are: Will you benefit if I make a separate section in the bid protest area dealing with successive bid protests and their effect. What are the possible effects of successive protests and what should I address?
  12. Here is another 3-for. Solicitation # W52P1J-15-R-0122, issued on May 3, 2016. In February 2017, several offerors protested to GAO. Army notified GAO that it was taking corrective action on March 21, 2017 GAO Protest dismissed -- because of Army corrective action. COFC Protest: issued a permanent restraining order, Dell Federal Systems, L.P and Plaintiff Blue Tech Inc., Iron Bow Technologies LLC et al v. U. S. and Alphasix Corp et al, Nos. 17-465C, 17-473C, July 13, 2017. After the COFC opinion, another group protested to GAO. GAO found out that one of those protesters protested to the COFC and GAO bailed. CDW Government, LLC; CounterTrade Products, Inc.; Telos Corporation; FedBiz IT Solutions, LLC; Transource Services Corporation; CredoGov; J.C. Technology, Inc. d/b/a Ace Computers; New Tech Solutions, Inc.; HPI Federal, LLC; Koi Computers, Inc.; FCN, Inc.; Integration Technologies Group, Inc. B-414389.25, B-414389.26, B-414389.27, B-414389.28 ,B-414389.29, B-414389.30, B-414389.31, B-414389.32, B-414389.33, B-414389.34, B-414389.35, B-414389.36: Sep 18, 2017 CAFC Appeal: reversed COFC opinion, Dell Federal Systems, L.P., Blue Tech Inc., Red River Computer Company, Inc., Plaintiffs-Appellees; Iron Bow Technologies, LLC, Govsmart, Inc., Ideal Systems Solution, NCS Technologies, Inc., Plaintiffs,: U.S., HPI Federal, LLC, CDW Government LLC, et al., Nos. 2017-2516, 2017-2535, 2017-2554, October 5, 2018. There were many unhappy offerors. In the second round of protests, by different protesters, about different things (9/18/17 decision), there were 12 b-numbers handed out, each representing a protest or protestor. One of those protesters, protested to the COFC but I didn't look for an opinion on that item. I'm feeling there is room for an electronic protest game.
  13. I added the topic you wrote in the search box at the top right. It gave this search. If you did something different, let me know.
  14. H. R. 6891: The Anti-Deficiency Reform and Enforcement Act of 2018 This is an introduced bill and there was a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform markup on September 27, 2018. Here are key parts of current law that you will see mentioned in the bill: 31 U.S. Code Subchapter III - LIMITATIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND PENALTIES
  15. A DoD agency advised an offeror that its proposal was excluded from the competitive range. In accordance with FAR 15.505(a)1 [see quote box] the offeror submitted a request for debriefing: The offeror submitted a written request for debriefing to the contracting officer within the 3 days after the offeror was notified and the agency received the request at 4:59 PM local time of the 3rd day. Nothing in the solicitation, nor elsewhere, designated the business hours of the DoD agency. The offeror claims it met the cutoff time for a required debriefing; the DoD agency told the offeror it didn't. What did GAO say was the cutoff time for the required debriefing mentioned in FAR 15.505(a)(1)?
  16. bob7947

    Closing Time For a Required Debriefing

    I made a slight modification to the protest information to provide for simplicity in the poll. That was the 4:59 PM time. The protestor requested a debriefing at 4:59 and the agency received it later. I didn't like GAO's decision but Part 15 did lead us to Part 33. The decision is Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc, B-416232, July 12, 2018 (see p. 5). Below are a few excerpts.
  17. bob7947

    Closing Time For a Required Debriefing

    I'll add the GAO answer at the end of the day, if we get close to 20 votes.
  18. H2H: It is not possible to get a complete listing of all actions because not all justice organizations are reporting. I complained years ago asking for central reporting and DOJ did improve its reporting. That took a couple of years. However, I don't know how many justice organizations still don't report. I know during 2018 I've posted press releases of indictments, pleas, sentencing, claims, and jury decisions involving the 8(a), SBA small business, DOT's DBE, and veterans programs. There was at least one subcontracting case under a grant too. I didn't remember anything on the WOSB program so I checked and couldn't find anything. I do add cases involving federal medical programs sometimes.
  19. As I mentioned, the information at SBIR.gov is from a tutorial and not a contract. It also may depend on the stage of the SBIR, I have no idea. (Edit) I said that on the SBIR site it If I cared about the ownership, I would go back to the law and see what it says.
  20. The SBIR.gov site appears to discus the OP's question but the OP has not logged in since last Wednesday and may have abandoned the question. Now, this is from a tutorial and not a contract. The SBIR.gov answer is here under Question 5.
  21. Why not throw in proxy servers then? You wouldn't believe how many applicants with servers in the Seychelles want to be members of Wifcon.com's Forums and Blogs.
  22. Several things may affect the way your computer reacts to the internet, including your: browser, antivirus, operating system.
  23. Here is what I get. My browser is chrome.
  24. You have received 14 responses to your earlier questions. Let's reach at least 20 responses by the end of today. Edited 3 hours ago by bob7947
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