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  1. page limitations on proposals

    Have you asked the CO if they'd change it? I once worked for an agency that included similar page limitations as you are describing for all RFQ's they posted, regardless if it was for $100k grounds maintenance or a $20 million construction project. Maybe the CO just includes it out of habit..
  2. When I worked for the VA I had a situation where we awarded 5 IDIQ’s to SDVOSB’s. One of the SDVOSB’s lost their status (survivorship rights ended). An attorney told me we couldn’t use that contract anymore regardless of the language at 13 CFR as a result of the Kindomware decision. I didn’t look into it any further or verify that the reasoning was correct however. If the attorneys reasoning was correct, that's the only exception I could think of.
  3. 13 CFR says something to the effect that you can't use cascading procedures unless you have statutory authority to do so. I'd have to reread it and see exactly what it says about making awards to multiple socio-economic businesses, i just know it's in there somewhere. Based on your above post i don't think this thread will be here much longer so i'm not going to put anymore effort into this answer.
  4. I don't recall seeing a protest under $25mil for DOD where GAO declined to hear it since the NDAA 2017 signing, but there have been protests where GAO specifically mentioned their authority to hear protests within their jurisdictional threshold. See Note 1. http://www.gao.gov/products/D16742#_ftn1 GAO isn't going to wait for the FAR to be updated. Maybe not all that applicable here, but agencies shouldn't wait either when something is authorized but hasn't been included in the FAR.
  5. Multiple Solicitations

    What types of items are you buying?
  6. Multiple Solicitations

    I'm not going to go through all your questions, but it sounds like you need to do more or better market research. If most of what you're buying are commercial items under SAT, you might have the problems you're describing once in a while, but if you're having those issues consistently, you need to look harder at whatever you're buying. Try posting a sources sought notice to both GSA's eBUY and FBO at the same time and see what you get before deciding.
  7. Kickstarter and the GCPC

    It looks like Kickstarters does follow the reach funding goal then get paid model. Below is from there website.
  8. Yes it is, every word of every line... and in some cases of every page.
  9. Kickstarter and the GCPC

    Crowdfunding isn’t all that new, but it didn’t really get big until recently. I’d bet there isn’t anything specific that addresses the use of government credit cards for Crowdfunding projects. The way crowdfunding normally works is when the project meets the funding goal, all the backers will have their credit cards charged, and then the project starts. So in your scenario, the project is funded, the GCPC is charged and then work begins. Would you consider that an authorized advanced payment?
  10. My thought process was 2 fold. What if you needed 100 days of phase in/out services, could you use the clause twice? And could you use it on the last day of the contracts POP to have the incumbent contractor start the phase in/out services for 90 days? I did error in thinking the clause extended the contract for 90 days, but after reading the clause again I don’t think that anymore. I think the way the clause is intended to operate is you use it for the last 90 days (or however long) of the incumbent contractors contract to start the phase in/out services with the successor contractor. Sorry IAMBATMAN, I'm not trying to hijack your thread.
  11. Can you use the continuity of services clause more than once? If I extend the contract with this clause, then would the contract now expire at the end of the 90 day extension? While not an option, It doesn’t say you can’t use it more than once like 52.217-8 does.
  12. A little guidance/advice please

    Honestly I wouldn’t worry about that. There are lots of people I’ve met that have 10 years of contracting experience, but what they really have is 1 year of experience 10 times over. It’s not necessarily a good thing if you’re looking to expand your knowledge and try new things, but if your only concern is your experience level being behind your future peers, that, in itself, would not be a reason for me to leave the army with only 5 years until retirement. You’ll learn and get up to speed fairly fast whether Government or contractor, regardless if it’s now or in 5 years.
  13. Delay NTP

    Money, schedule delays, nothing. It depends. Sometimes contractors will ask for the Government to delay issuing a NTP for various reasons, and sometimes the Government might delay issuing a NTP for various reasons. Anything else you might want to elaborate on?
  14. Yes Mt. Hood is very nice. A little cloudy today but I can see if from my office window. I hiked to the summit last year. Going to do Mt. St. Helens later this year. Full page photo.pdf