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  1. A couple of things I've gathered on the subject (some from WIFCON posts.) A vendor provides off-the-shelf, commercially-available goods or services. The vendor will provide these same goods or services to anyone who pays the vendor. A subcontractor is a person or organization who assists in the prime contractor in performing programmatic functions. The subcontractor is somewhat of a "partner" for the prime contractor and provides goods or services specifically tailored to meet the programmatic needs of the prime contract. Vendors Vendors sell identical or similar products to dif
  2. Thank you for the responses. Basically the C/PA is advocating Scenario 3 that WhyNot presented above. Thinking the use of an abated G&A rate to cover only corporate flow down G&A may be appropriate.
  3. Competitively awarded contract for services with FFP CLIN (covering the majority of the work scope), a T&M CLIN for a small portion of the work, CPAF CLIN for another small portion of the work, and an IDIQ CLIN with the ability to place FFP, T&M or CPAF task orders on. (To date the IDIQ has not been utilized.) No cost detail was required in the award process for the T&M rates or cost type work. (Both CLINS were so small in relation to the FFP work. The CPAF CLIN values were provided as plug numbers for proposal purposes based on history.) Awarded contractor is an LLC partnershi
  4. DCAA has a provided a memo stating what areas of the pre-award D/S are incorrect or require clarification now that we have an award. I need a CO to request the contractor to revise the D/S. Once the D/S is revised, then DCAA will perform a compliance audit of the D/S to determine if they are accumulating costs in accordance with the D/S. Used to be DCAA did an adequacy audit then compliance. DCAA no longer performs adequacy audits. They just provide informal memos listing what they find makes the D/S inadequate. (Hair splitting I know.) Thanks for your response Here 2 Help.
  5. In the absence of any other response/advice I'm going to recommend the CFA (DCMA) DACO provide a designation letter that our civ CO will be the CFAO for the CAS/DS, Accounting System, final indirect and forward pricing rates for only the FFS CAS segment executing the task order.
  6. I'm part of the civ agency....and I'm trying to coordinate the audit activity with DCAA,(accounting system, forward pricing rates, and the D/S). The D/S was received as part of the Request for Task Order process and still contains a lot of 'when we get the award language. We've done the walk through of the task order with the CAS segment and DCAA. DCAA's issued their inadequacy memo (including no CFAO on the D/S line) and now I need either our CO or the DCMA DACO to issue a memo to the contractor they have 30 days to revise the initial (pre-award) D/S. DCAA's memo was sent to both our CO an
  7. Situation: IDIQ Contract awarded by civilian agency Contractor has a DCMA DACO (DCMA is Cog Fed Agency per FAR 42.003) Prime set up non legal entity CAS segment to execute task order Task Order administered at civilian agency as far as payments, task order mods, surveillance, etc. Task Order (at Task Order CAS segment level) is fully subject to CAS and requires D/S Who is responsible for the four contract admin functions set apart in FAR 42.302 for FPRA's, final indirect rates, CAS/DS, and Accounting System for the CAS segm
  8. Answers to clarifying questions above. 1. Contract Spec. working for CO who just inherited this contract from a CO who left the agency. 2. Only mod clause is 52-243-1 Alt 1 Thanks for the answers above. The contractor is adamant they do not have to provide actuals because it is a FFP contract. They would be disclosing company sensitive data, etc. Stating that no where in FAR does it say they have to do this for FFP. They even quoted from 15.4 Sigh.
  9. FFP Service Contract contains FAR 52,243-1 Alt I . Contract originally awarded competitively. Contract mod issued to extend period of performance for specific task activities within the overall contract period of performance. (not an extension of the contract period of performance.) Requires certified cost pricing data. Contractor submitted proposal 6 months ago with not to exceed amount. Due to reasons which are not clear to me, the mod / propopsal was not acted upon so six months of performance has now been incurred. Requested cost anlaysis and the analyst insists since 6 months of
  10. Situation: FFP competitive contract for services including options for demolition services in the 4th and 5th year for of the contract performance period. Small business set aside. Tasked with putting in a last minute Econmic Price Adjustment clause to protect small businesses on three items one of which is fuel. Our team has no experience with FFP EPA clauses. Making progress on the research for being able to use an EPA and what the clause has to include but the question I can't answer is how do we determine the base price for the items we are providing an EPA clause for when we are requ
  11. Working on solicitation under a multiple award IDIQ contract. The overall scope is to provide facility support type services. Initial Acq Plan was to award CPFF task order. Now we have management directive to consider pulling some scope out as FFP CLINs. The majority of the award will still be CPFF CLINs based on the significant uncertainties related to task order performance . Questions: 1. Can you have multiple contract type CLINS on a single IDIQ task order? I don't see that the main IDIQ contract specifically allows or prohibits this. 2. What are the risks associated with mixing
  12. Thanks to everyone who responded. As I'm replying here it's with total frustration over this acquistion because our IPT (of low level peon personnel) initially did not want to go with this approach but we were 'forced' to by the mid level management team. Now after a presentation to the Ivory Tower, the Ivory Tower is expressing the concerns we had over use of an IDIQ task order which were dismissed by the mid level approvers. Ack! BTW - I've learned more reading the WIFCON forum in the past 6 months (since I stumbled upon it) than in all the 1102 training classes in the past 3 years.
  13. Is anyone aware that Don was correct 2 years ago? Is anyone aware of any protests, decisions, etc with using a multiple award IDIQ contract and then issuing a single IDIQ task order? After researching the practice here and through other sources, I'm not convinced its the way to go on a current solicitation. If anyone has used this FAR 1.102-4(e) 'not prohibited and therefore deemed innovative' practice and has any words of wisdom or advice please respond.
  14. With 20+ years of service, I've completed many a survey, including the recent FAI 2012 survey. Admittedly I ignored the first couple of survey notifications emails because I've never felt a survey asks the right questions to get the response I want communicated and I just didn't feel like "doing stupid today". It generally feels the surveys are designed to produce the responses desired. But after a prompt from our head of contracting, I did my civic acquistion community duty. <Salute>
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