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  1. @Vern Edwards Perhaps I read too far into your post last night.
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    Degrees and experience

    LOL!! This is by far the best troll post of the year.
  3. @Vern Edwards My apologies, I didn't mean to break the rules. I was interested in hearing more about FrankJon's position... wasn't trying to critique.
  4. @FrankJon what's wrong with the "cradle to grave" practice?
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    Problem of the Day

    Don, this is great!!
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    What is a procedure?

    Terms matter in contracting... they have specific meaning, so be aware of what exactly you are saying to potential offerors/quoters when borrowing the language.
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    Proposing Wage Rates higher than Wage Determination

    Agree with FrankJon. Wage determinations are a “floor”, not sure how you are linking that to the price reasonableness of a proposal in a competitive procurement...
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    Real Contracting Pros

    That's a nice article, does give some hope. I starting in a contracting shop (1102), moved to the program side (343), and now do federal strategy consulting (both contracting and program office projects)... it's been very eye opening to say the least. I love learning about contracting, but my view of the profession has gone down hill in the last 5 years.
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    "Legitimate Need"

    How is this unlawful?
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    "Legitimate Need"

    The term you are trying to define is completely subjective. You haven't provided anything to support your opinion for us to analyze. The information you have provided for your client is also insufficient, as Matthew stated.
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    "Legitimate Need"

    Nah don't just go with the flow. Tell your client that they do not have a legitimate need, based on your opinion (supporting details not needed). Report back and let us know how it goes.
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    "Legitimate Need"

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    "Legitimate Need"

    Why don't you seek advice from your competition advocate or someone more senior in your organization?
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    "Legitimate Need"

    6.302-3 -- Industrial Mobilization; Engineering, Developmental, or Research Capability; or Expert Services "Build industry" is very vague, is the above what they are referencing?
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    Leaving a Civilian Agency for DoD Contracting?

    @Don Mansfield hahahahahaha that comment made my day
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    Leaving a Civilian Agency for DoD Contracting?

    100% agree. Also, a worse situation can sometimes yield a great learning opportunity. Pepe, as always, is spot on.
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    Truth Decay

    This was an interesting read...
  18. @PepeTheFrog "alexa, write me a task order!"
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    How competitive are 1102 jobs?

    it's all about who you know
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    BANNED! Again...

    Latvian Connection is at it again. This time GAO dropped a 2 year ban on ol' Keven. Next up, according to the decision, could be a permanent ban. http://www.gao.gov/products/B-415043.3
  21. So two or more distributors are competing for your business...
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    NAICS and Scope

    Basically yes, my initial thought was that you are changing the rules at a point where the rules are set.
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    NAICS and Scope

    From SMALLGOVCON: http://smallgovcon.com/naics-code-appeals/naics-codes-task-orders-underlying-contract-controls/
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    NAICS and Scope

    Yeah, based off of an analysis of small businesses (or lack thereof) under NAICS 123456.
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    NAICS and Scope

    Question to your question @FrankJon , can you change the order NAICS in your contract writing system?