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  1. From the contractor side--- NITAAC is typically easier to work with, GSA can be difficult. Pricing should be similar, and the fee from NITAAC is less. Cant speak to the customer side.
  2. I am going to propose using the nations landfills and sewage to build a 30 foot high wall of $h!t. With no EPA, we can knock out a few problems at once...
  3. Also a vendor can add the NAICS on the fly, there is no approval process.
  4. Is TAA required? If so your chromebook is out... Do you require US based support? Do you have energystar or EPEAT requirements? Does your agency have an approved products list? Are Operating Systems other than Microsoft approved for use ? This isnt easy in the commercial area either, but the questions are more defined and the chain of command is smaller.
  5. From the contractor side, we have done it once. It was mainly a worthwhile process. The ombudsman backed the original decision. When it got to GAO the government elected to do a corrective action. The only reason we went this route was an attempt to avoid a public protest. I also think there is general belief that the ombudsman process cuts into the GAO timeline. Its not correct, but that view make some see the ombudsman process as a risk.
  6. Software as Service can be done in a few different ways... Imagine a per user per month scenario, where charges are based by actual users per month. Still FFP, but billed at the actual usage. Would still have a POP. Also many software companies have converted "subscription licenses" to SaaS. They own the IP and the actual software, and charge for access for the most recent version. I look at SaaS as more of a payment option. Doesn't change the product, or how its being delivered, just how its being billed. Now I have no clue on the PSC question.
  7. From the contractor side, 60 days isn't always enough. I never understood why there is an assumption that a RFP that took 18 months to develop only needs 30 days to respond. Not to mention late extensions or Q/A that change our response parameters. But in the end, a wise proposal writer once said " You never finish a proposal, you just run out of time".
  8. I would remind you that price is not always the most important factor. Requiring the use of another MA IDIQ can lower the risk to the government by ensuring supply chain, quality, etc. Not to mention if that MA IDIQ is run out of the same office, the government gets an extra layer of visibility and control.
  9. We have shipped parts etc. using an APO, but I would not recommend it. The delivery time frame is slower, and there is no trace-ability should something get lost.
  10. SEWP's stance is here - . The general answer is yes, you can require payment in arrears, but the contractor is going to make you pay for it. If the contractor has to pre-pay, that cost is going to be extended to the customer in someway. Or, most likely no one will quote it.
  11. Yes this would be vendor specific term (outside of SEWP's control) , and software is a different animal. Still the same discussion though, its a warranty, not maintenance. And the vendor (HP or whomever) will be able to dictate this, as there wont be a 3rd party option.
  12. So this is two questions-- Can the government pay for 3 years of warranty upfront - Answer is yes, as its a warranty, not maintenance. You are not buying a service, you are buying a COTS warranty. Maintenance and warranty are not the same, but the two terms get interchanged often. Does HP offer a one year warranty- Depends on the product line, but you always have the option of a 3rd party warranty...
  13. Sorry - a little late here but - Shouldn't the contract have the re-seller's cage code and GSA contract? And then reference the CTA and the other GSA schedule at the line item level? Unless its an agent program, then the payment should go to GSA contract holder that has it on its schedule, right?
  14. The company in question had a "virtual office" as their primary Hubzone address. This was pointed out to the SBA (not by us) and the SBA has pulled the certification (it no longer shows in the SBA dynamic search). I say as best as we can tell as we don't know what actions the SBA will or has taken. There is more to this story, but I am only talking about the facts, no guesses here.
  15. From what we can tell yes, but nothing public has been announced. They falsified their Hubzone application.