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  1. My Company submitted an individual SB Plan to the Dept. of State for a proposal, as we do not have a corporate plan. Below is the language from the State FPR Letter and our Section L Instructions, advice on how best to respond,


    FPR Letter

    The requirement is to provide “…current fiscal year corporate subcontracting goals”

    WEAKNESS: The RFP requirement is for the Offeror to provide the corporate goals for small business utilization in the current fiscal year.  The Offeror highlights current performance for all contracts over $10 million.  Offeror states it expects to, "exceed DoS’ SB goals on the DiPSS program."  This falls short of the RFP requirement in that while they provide performance data to date for each category of small business concern, there is no corporate "Constellis" or Triple Canopy goal for the current fiscal year and does not provide the goals broken down by small business concern as required.  On p. 26, the Offeror commits to exceeding DOS subcontracting goals for all of the categories for DiPSS alone. This does not meet the requirement.  The TEP determines that the purpose of this requirement is to establish that the Offeror has a wholistic approach to small business utilization, sets annual goals for each concern, and then targets to achieve those goals.  From the information provided in the proposal, this does not appear to be the case.  This is seen as a risk to DOS in achieving its own small business goals.

    Section L. Small Business Utilization (required from Large Business Offerors only)

    Provide the offeror’s current fiscal year corporate subcontracting goals for small business concerns, veteran-owned small business concerns, service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, HUBZone small business concerns, small disadvantaged business concerns, and women-owned small business concerns and the offeror’s compliance with their subcontracting goals

  2. My CO provided me with a formal suspension of work notification (In accordance with FAR 52.242-14).  My CO is requesting a demobilization/suspension Plan as well as a suspension proposal. As this is not a TforC I am not quite sure what he is requesting and I am unable to find anything on how to submit a suspension proposal. Any thoughts/ideas/etc. will be greatly welcome

  3. We are currently working a few REAs with the Department of State, is there a time limit from when you submit your original request to when the CO must make a determination? For example we submitted a REA in 2014 and have been working with the CO on questions and requests for additional information. Do I need to keep track of when the original was submitted against a set period of time tis could expire?

  4. I m working a Request for Equitable Adjustment with the . . .  and we have included the costs for a consultant who supported us with this and his associated costs. The government has now come back and asked for copies of our request for approval and the subsequent COs actual approval. I have done some research and see where consultant costs are allowable under a termination settlement proposal but not a REA. Any assistance on this will be greatly appreciated. I need to be able to cite a reference or FAR provisions which shows that a consultant's costs for a REA are allowable

  5. I am working with the government to finalize our termination for convenience settlement proposal. We hired a consultant to assist us with the preparation of our settlement proposal. The government has now come back and asked me to provide the actual CO approval to utilize this consultant is. Are we required to seek CO approval to utilize a consultant with our termination settlement proposal? FAR 52.244-2 is included in our base contract.

    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated


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