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  1. Except, not for GSA BPAs, which are in question? 2) With respect to “Agreements” including Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) (except for BPAs issued against a GSA Schedule Contract), Basic Agreements, Basic Ordering Agreements, or any other Agreement that a contracting officer sets aside or reserves awards to any type of small business, a concern must qualify as small at the time of its initial offer (or other formal response to a solicitation), which includes price, for the Agreement. Because an Agreement is not a contract, the concern must also qualify as small for each order issued pursuant to the Agreement in order to be considered small for the order and for an agency to receive small business goaling credit for the order.
  2. I didn't say I had or was planning to do this. But there is a lot of gamemanship in federal contracts, we all know that, right? it's such an obvious strategy, I would think there would be specific rules against it and hoped someone could point me to them. Or does everything at GSA just come down to who you know... https://www.gsaig.gov/sites/default/files/audit-reports/A170118_1.pdf
  3. assuming for the sake of argument there are no significant changes to the RFP
  4. If they accepted the first offer they should hypothetically accept the second one, right? They would be identical.
  5. Suppose a company knows it'll outgrow the NAICS associated with its GSA schedule in a year. Company is in year 3.5 of a GSA option and would like to be small on its GSA schedule for more than 1.5 years. So company would like to cancel its GSA contract, immediately reapply with all offered terms and conditions identical, to remain "grandfathered in" as small for five years, vice 1.5. Obviously there's a practical risk that the negotiations won't go through quickly, company will miss opportunities, etc. But is there anything else that would stop companies taking this gamble?
  6. So what happened. We negotiated a bit back and forth, then got notification we were awarded. Very close to the end of the FY. Called the CO, and let her know that we didn't have the facility clearance. She removed the requirement! We signed the award. I will note that our CAGE code was right there in the paperwork. If the CO would have checked, she would have seen we had no FCL before awarding.
  7. Yeah, I thought that too. Can't find it written down anywhere.
  8. We don't have an agency lined up. we have another cleared company - with no connection to the contract. So that's an acceptable sponsor?
  9. These cases don't seem on point to me, please tell me what I am missing. My RFP says the FC is required for performance. Not for award, and not before proposal submission, as in the cases above. The idea is that, if my company won, we could then secure the FC. (This is not my idea. This is my boss's idea. The question isn't whether it's a good strategy, it's whether it's possible.) So to restate my questions, with a little more info: 1 The first block of the DD-254 says, "level of security clearance required - secret." The RFP requires me to submit the DD-254 with the proposal. If I put my company's name and address on that form, put in the Cognizant Security Office for my address,and submit, I am not representing that I have an FC - do you agree? 2 In the unlikely event my company is awarded this work it would be the only company on the contract. No subs, no prime. The awarding agency (GCA) has stated they will not sponsor clearances. So can any cleared company sponsor my company, once we've established the need for a clearance by being awarded a contract that requires an FC? I always thought the sponsoring cleared company had to been awarded the justifying contract or a subcontract against the contract, but that does not appear to be what the NISPOM says: "A contractor or prospective contractor cannot apply for its own FCL. A GCA or a currently cleared contractor may sponsor an uncleared company for an FCL. A company must meet the following eligibility requirements before it can be processed for an FCL: a. The company must need access to the classified information in connection with a legitimate U.S. Government or foreign government requirement. b. The company must be organized and existing under the laws of any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, and be located in the United States or its territorial areas.c. The company must have a reputation for integrity and lawful conduct in its business dealings. The company and its key managers must not be barred from participating in U.S. Government contracts. d. The company must not be under FOCI to such a degree that the granting of the FCL would be inconsistent with the national interest." Chapter 2. https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodm/522022M.pdf
  10. The government agency issuing an RFP has stated they won't sponsor bidders for a clearance. They've also said the facility clearance is required for performance. They have not said a clearance needs to be in place on proposal submission. They have included a DD-254 in the bid package and are requiring contractors to submit the DD-254 with the proposal, with contractors name, address, zip code, cage code, and cognizant security office. We do not have a facility security clearance. Questions: 1 May I submit the DD-254 with the cognizant security office that would be assigned to my company if I had a facility clearance? 2 If I were to be awarded the work, can I be sponsored by another cleared agency even if that agency has no connection to the contract, in other words, was not a prime or a sub on the contract? Thanks for any help!
  11. several on line authorities seem to say that: 1 "all commercial customers" as a GSA BOA includes all customers that are not federal, unless those classes of customers are explicitly excluded - so would cover educational, not for profit, state and local 2 "all commercial customers" as a GSA BOA includes state and local customers unless state and local customers are explicitly excluded 3 "all commercial customers" as a GSA BOA includes state and local customers and state and local customers cannot be excluded (like sales to prime) Does anyone have an opinion, experience, or actual documentation on this? Thanks in advance
  12. Are you asking if you can award a schedule holder a task order for a labor category that hasn't been added to their GSA schedule?
  13. That is useful to know. By decent, you mean reasonably highly scored against the eval criteria?
  14. 80 percent! That is an interesting number! Yes, PepeFrog, that is a good question.
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