I agree with the above comments. A great example of the clause itself dictating the flow down, look at FAR 52.212-5(e). This clause points to other mandatory clauses for flow down and also adds in paragaph (e)(2): "While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations."
1102KTR commented on Don Mansfield's blog entry in Don Mansfield's BlogI agree with Mr. Edwards, the young ones are fresh and are destined to become jaded and cynical as they learn how do do things "wrong" after the formal class training and they get embedded in there contracting offices. Their greatest challenge is not to develop a cynical, apathetic attitude and stay in the profession. 1102s are becoming very well paid clerks, and the application of critical thinking is absent in many offices. Policy shops do more damage by posting boilerplate D&Fs, PNMs, J&As and other "tools" that dumb it down for the masses, as long as the contracts are awarded quickly! The substandard quality of work is a cancer that is hurting the profession in ways that can't be comprehended. Where is the oversight? Where is the accountability? Who cares? No, realy who cares?