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  1. Contractor Fines

    By posting a response it might give cause for others to chime in as I can not answer your questions specifically. In part because each does lead to detailed discussion. With regard to the topic in general have you taken a look at Volume III, Chapter 13 and Volume IV, Chapter 17 of the "Red Book"? These chapters will give you some insight.
  2. Training for use of CPARS, FAPIIS, PPIRS, etc.

    You may want to look at this website.... http://www.cpars.csd.disa.mil/allapps/cpcbtdlf.htm
  3. Period of Performance

    What are the type of funds being used....one year, multiple year, or no year?
  4. Service Contract Act and SF 182's

    So what is the reference that your counterparts are using for their belief that "the travel to somewhere outside the United States and it's outlying areas is something that no longer makes it commercially available..."? Just wondering as the FAR definitiions of commercial item and COTS along with application of FAR Part 12 make no reference to inside or outside the US except in application of the Buy American, Trade Agreements, etc. as appropriate.
  5. Past Performance Evaluations

    josmim2002 - You may want to take a look at FAR subpart 42.15 too. Unsure from your post as to whether you are familiar with it, and if not it might give your futher insight into what your relationship to an agency would be for any past performance information that the agency develops, holds on records and uses in the future.
  6. Service Contract Act and SF 182's

    Contracting 1 - This OPM website will give you the basics on procurement of training and use of the SF-182. An intended starting point to do more research on your own with regard to your agency policy, delegations of authority, SCA regulations, etc. The general rule is that in some cases delegation of authority to procure something can be made to someone other than a Contracting Officer and as already noted application of such things as SCA are not applicable. It does get somewhat complicated so I encourage some self research including at least a look see at this website http://www.opm.gov/hrd/lead/pubs/handbook/lrbsa12.asp#Form
  7. txFed ? First be sure you are correct in your assumption regarding authority of COR?s for your agency. Applicable reference is FAR 1.602-2(d)(1) which does allow agencies to use other than Federal employees as a COR. Your agency FAR supplement or other policy direction should be consulted. Regarding FAR 2.101 I would propose that you are reading it too broadly. COR?s do not, in my experience, have ultimate control over a payment request. All agencies I worked for still require the CO to review the payment request and approve, COR is simply recommending payment by reviewing/submitting payment request to CO. As to your specific question there are several routes one could take to voice a complaint or concern. CO, Agency Office of Inspector General, union, supervisor, etc. All have their different ramifications with my suggestion to start with the CO to understand the agency position on the matter before carrying further. Again I would also research fully to make sure your concern is a valid one.
  8. No Construction Contract PoP

    A little late for the good of the order but in reading the thread I see no mention of FAR Part 11 and specifically FAR 11.401 and FAR 11.404( that require a POP for a construction solicitation/contract, as appropriate. 11.401 General. (a) The time of delivery or performance is an essential contract element and shall be clearly stated in solicitations. Contracting officers shall ensure that delivery or performance schedules are realistic and meet the requirements of the acquisition. Schedules that are unnecessarily short or difficult to attain? (1) Tend to restrict competition, (2) Are inconsistent with small business policies, and (3) May result in higher contract prices. ( Solicitations shall, except when clearly unnecessary, inform bidders or offerors of the basis on which their bids or proposals will be evaluated with respect to time of delivery or performance. © If timely delivery or performance is unusually important to the Government, liquidated damages clauses may be used (see Subpart 11.5). 11.404( Construction. The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.211-10, Commencement, Prosecution, and Completion of Work, in solicitations and contracts when a fixed-price construction contract is contemplated. The clause may be changed to accommodate the issuance of orders under indefinite-delivery contracts. If the completion date is expressed as a specific calendar date, computed on the basis of the contractor receiving the notice to proceed by a certain day, the contracting officer may use the clause with its Alternate I.