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  1. Newbie, I am trying to remember whether the PSC makes any difference or has any importance. It might be a rhetorical question. The NAICS code might matter because that sets the small business size limitation, and for 8(a) contracts might limit the field to certain players, but does the PSC make any difference to anyone? Who cares about the PSC?
  2. I have worked in several agencies, and they all handle it differently. I am okay with that diversity. Whether or not a contracting officer in Agency X can sign a particular modification (or other action) can only be answered within Agency X.
  3. That is not what I said. Please see FAR 16.602. There are no materials on a labor-hour contract.
  4. See FAR 16.602 for your answer. When you read this citation, remember that ODCs are "materials" as that term is defined in para. (b)(1)(ii) of the clause at FAR 52.232-7.
  5. It seems to me that the original posting is about social services outcomes with benefits for society as a whole, rather than traditional performance and delivery outcomes with benefits for an agency. Maybe this is somewhat analogous to the difference between basic research and applied research, which is expressly accommodated in the FAR.
  6. If the purchase order incorporates the license agreement, and if the license agreement gives the contractor the right to terminate the agreement, well, there you go. One supposes that both the Government's and the contractor's attorneys will have reviewed the whole arrangement (purchase order plus license arrangement), and that both parties are satisfied with the arrangement. As far as I can tell, there is no FAR prohibition on allowing a termination privilege to a contractor -- the FAR only insists that the Government have the privilege.
  7. No, if by "agreement" you mean a FAR-based contract. Under the standard FAR clauses, the privilege of terminating a contract for convenience or default (or cause) lies only with the Government -- the contractor has no such privilege. However, the contractor does have certain privileges under the Disputes clause of FAR-based contracts. I am talking about standard FAR clauses. Nothing stops a contractor from trying to negotiate the inclusion of home-made clauses in a contract when a negotiated process is used.
  8. Angie, Contractor acquired property (CAP) is property that a contractor acquires in order to perform a contract. Usually, the CAP is not a contract deliverable. However, since title to the CAP in a CPFF contract belongs the the Government, the contractor has to deliver the CAP to its rightful owner or otherwise comply with disposition instructions. No, a POP extension is not necessary for this. It is simply part of the contract administration process, and no additional payment is due. Please see the contract clause at FAR 52.245-1, GOVERNMENT PROPERTY.
  9. Tell the COR that the request appears to be a change to the contract, and negotiate a fair price for a contract modification for the new submission requirement.
  10. We're talking about whether the number of awards under the cited authority can be limited to three as an example, and whether a competitive range approach can achieve that end. But in real life, the Air Force already did a procurement using the cited authority and limited the number of awards upfront in the solicitation. I mentioned the procurement and a protest (one of several) in my first posting under this thread.
  11. Jax, In addition to what Vern said, I would add that you should ascertain whether the contractor is entitled to an increase in the contract price in the first place. You speak of a "proper request," and part of proper includes a valid basis to even entertain a request.
  12. Somehow, the Air Force justified 40 awardees. It would be interesting to read the legal review, if anything was put in writing.
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