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  1. When using the agile methodology, I’ve done awards using the unit of “each” where each represents a sprint. You could also use each, and have it represent a minimum viable product. I’m working on an award using mVPs as the unit.
  2. There are other mechanisms which incentivize cost control. 1. The contractor’s ability to control costs in the form of cost control in the annual CPARS assessment as well as their ability to satisfactorily complete the work; 2. If the contractor exceeds the estimated cost, the government has the right to T4C If it cannot fund the increased cost.
  3. First look at the -42 clause in the existing/previous contract (if any). If the classifications are listed and appear to be correct, you may and only need to update the rate(s) to complete the clause. If there was no previous contract or if it appears that the classifications previously used were not correct use either of the following options: Option 1- if you know what classifications the incumbent contractor is using and those appear to be correct, refer to the SCA Directory of Occupations (5th Ed.) Occupational Index. This index will show the Federal Grade Equivalents (FGE) for the
  4. Correct, as long as they do not conflict with the parent IDIQ. Often it is necessary to add additional terms and conditions at the TO/DO level as they are specific to the work in the order where the parent IDIQ was more broad in nature to allow flexibility. if the holder(s) of the parent IDIQ believe there is a conflict in the terms between the parent and an order. It should first point it out to the PCO, then if not resolved satisfactorily to the IDIQ ombudsman. It shouldn’t need to go higher than that to get the issue resolved, but if it does then a filing a protest may be necessary.
  5. Neil, I believe that 52.216-18(b) addresses your concerns about a change in an order that conflicts with a term in the parent IDIQ. MCP, see the same paragraph of the above referenced clause. Assuming this clause is in the IDIQ, it invokes all terms and conditions (including all clauses) in the parent IDIQ in all orders placed under the contract. Therefore you need not reference the same clauses in the resulting delivery order
  6. Oh ok misread that. Sps uses word as the text formatting. I would clear all the style formatting in the document and then set it how you want. To remove styles using the “Clear Formatting” command, select the text from which you want to remove the style. Then click the “More” button in the “Styles” button group of the “Home” tab in the Ribbon. Then choose the “Clear Formatting” command from the list of menu options
  7. Set the paragraphs setting to double space. Should work to add spacing. I have that issue every time they issue an update in SPS.
  8. I work in a Navy STRL contracting office and we do this all the time. we use an informational CLIN with prices SLINs to allocate hours by funding (WC, RDT&E, O&M, OPN, SCN, etc.) and work via Technical Instructions. We use a holding SLIN to hold the unallocated LOE and costs and then decrement this SLIN as TIs and funds are provided. We’ve had multiple DASN reviews and they haven’t taken exception to this approach.
  9. So I’ve been following this thread for some time and no one seems to have raised this aspect of potential unintended consequences. According to the DPAP memo, a company which is habitually late in complying with the 5 day sweep policy is exhibiting signs of a defective estimating system and may be grounds for review. many of the top DOD contractors have approved estimating systems, and in my experience, the presence of such a system usually positively affects management ratings in competitive proposals as well as cost realism adjustments. It seems as though a large contractor i
  10. I would prefer to keep all three venues, but narrow the scope of what can be protested at each venue. I would also limit the number of supplemental protests that can be filed as its been my experience that protesters often file on one issue, and then through the use of supplemental protests either continue to file additional claims, no matter how outlandish with the hopes that the agency will relent and just take corrective action rather than continue to respond to additional supplemental protests. I would propose that for matters relating to the analysis of proposals or if an Offeror di
  11. In a multiple award idiq contract, is compliance with the vets 4212 reporting requirements of FAR 52.222-38 done at the idiq level at time of award and flow down to all orders or would an offeror need to represent in each order. Also would the PCO need to verify compliance with the VETS reporting prior to awarding each order?
  12. Does your contract have a level of effort (LOE) clause? Typically CPFF term type contracts have a clause that specifies how the fixed fee is handled when the full LOE is not delivered. If you don't have an LOE clause, how was the fee to be invoiced l? Based on a flat rate per hour delivered? As a percentage of the invoice? I would suggest you contact your PCO to determine what to do if your full LOE isn't going to be delivered.
  13. Matthew, Thank you for providing that information. Vern, I have reviewed all 8 comments currently present. I completely agree with the issue that this FAR rule attempts to address, KOs are risk adverse and do not communicate with Industry in an effective manner, nor do they know the rules when engaging with Industry prior to the issuance of an RFP. That being said, I completely disagree that we need an amendment to the FAR to address this issue, as Mr. Nash and you point out, many of my fellow KOs and Contract Specialists are unaware of the guidance that has already been put out
  14. Vern, No. I tried to look in regulations.gov at any comments that have been posted but all I can see is that it looks like one comment was received and I've not been able to figure out how to view it. Admittedly it could be operator error that is preventing me from reviewing the comment. In the past the only way I've been able to figure out how to read comments associated with a rule is to wait until the final rule has been published to review any comments received.
  15. Oh boy... a rule to say it's ok to engage with industry... it's stuff like this that makes me wonder what really goes on in those sessions and who thinks we need a rule for everything or what agency said it wasn't ok to contact industry. I thought the OFPP myth buster memos settled that years ago.
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