Kid Acquisition

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  1. Thank you for the information. I did a bit of research on the web and found this to be a general practice but wanted to be certain before moving forward.
  2. Yes, 13.3..
  3. The FAR, at least from what I can find, doesn't talk about cancelation of blanket purchase agreements. Is there a generally accepted practice for canceling them? thanks in advance for responses.
  4. A report wouldnt fit the definition of "property" as per this definition?
  5. Precisely. In a meeting with my Division Chief this morning I asked if maybe there wasnt something undesirable "someone" was trying to avoid. I did suspect that and I still do. Thank you both for the reply. And Don, we still miss you from CON 90. Do you still have your tshirt? I still have mine.
  6. "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs", dont remember the author, but great read.
  7. Hello all and thanks in advance for the responses: My office is in the process of awarding four SBIR Phase 1's for a couple research and development efforts. The consensus from the top is they want them awarded as supply, however I dont see how this can work. Here is my rationale: -I started in the FAR and researched the definition of a service contract. Research and Development is listed as appropriate for a service contract. -Next I proceed to FAR part 35. A bit of backstory-- the rationale is since we are getting an end-product (a lengthy technical report at the end of 12 months) that constitutes a supply. However, in FAR 35.010(a) R&D contracts shall require contractors to furnish scientific and technical reports, consistent with the objectives of the effort involved, as a permanent RECORD of the work accomplished under the contract. I find it especially interesting the FAR says the final report is a record of the work and not the work itself. I believe this is key. -I also did a web search and looked at what other bases have done, both Air Force and Navy, and I cant find a single one without a service NAICS/PSC code combination (54--- etc etc). This would lead me to believe they have all been awarded as services. - We also queried the individual contractors to provide us with NAICS code information for the SBIRs. They all provided us with NAICS codes for R/D Services (54--- etc). If we were to award these as supplies, wouldnt I have to find a NAICS code/FSC code that provided for procuring a manual? I'm being somewhat facetious but serious at the same time. I'm not sure how we can "shove" these through as supplies. Thanks again.
  8. Thank you very much..
  9. No, I dont believe the current contract contains such a clause. I am doing some research into the matter because one of my COs is under the impression that 5 years is a magic number and that somehow we cant go any further. I'm still pretty new so I dont know all about this yet, so I'm researching and going through the FAR for answers... But I cant find anything prohibiting doing another 6 month extension..
  10. I'm not worried about competition.. We wont get a bid from them any time soon, then it needs to be negotiated.. so we are looking at months of work ahead. It is a concern about the time we have been extending the current contract. We are well beyond 5 years of current contract time. We want to extend it another 6 months. Basically I'm wondering if it's a problem to do so.
  11. Hello all.. So we are behind on recompeteing a service contract. It's been extended a couple times and is beyond 5 years. We were hopeful of getting the new contract in place on time but that's not going to happen, so we are seeking to do a six month extension, which will remedy the situation. Is there anything preventing me from doing this? We already know we are going with the encumbant contractor (NIB / NISH/ AbilityOne) because of statute/regulation. Thanks in advance..