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  1. I used mailroom support services as a scenario to address the question at hand. The services are for Construction Data Analysis where the incumbent contractor is required to obtain the most comprehensive database of construction project information available that will allow the agency to publish monthly estimates of the total dollar value of construction work done in the United States. The incumbent contractor has provided these services on a sole source basis for the past 20+ years. Recent market research has revealed that several companies have the capability and experience to provide these
  2. Thanks Vern! In issuing a bilateral modification (supplemental agreement) for the “new work”, I am not sure what authority to cite on Block C of the modification. Most contracting agencies cite “Mutual Agreement of the Parties”, which I understand is the least preferred authority to cite. Please advice.
  3. I am administering a firm-fixed price (sole-source) award contract for mail room support services. The former C/O utilized the option to extend 52.217-8 clause to allow more time (six-months) for continued performance under the existing contract while a new contract is being solicited and awarded. An additional extension is needed beyond the six-months. Question: If an extension is needed beyond the six-months option to extend clause, is it accurate to say that the extension would need to be supported by a J&A and a bilateral modification? Additional, under what authority should the C
  4. ji20874, I appreciate your recommendations. I use this site quite frequently, because it is very useful and a reliable resource. I just do not like to read comments that I feel are unkind and unprofessional. I am frustrated as well as the “regulars”, because I work in an environment where professionals believe that “figuring it out for yourself” is the best thing possible. It seems as though no one wants to share his or her knowledge let alone provide hands-on training. I will never understand it.
  5. Vern, I have limited documentation for this contract. The former Contract Specialist and C/O are no longer with the Agency. There was no PNM or any other supporting documentation to support the basis for this contract. However, I do know that the award was made through the Ability One Program, which is a statutorily mandated source. I understand that services and products that have been set-aside under the Ability One Program remain Ability One contracts for as long as the requirement exists. And the FAR exempts AbilityOne procurements from the justification requirement, which norm
  6. ji20874, The former Contract Specialist structured the umbrella IDIQ contract (price schedule) to include a General Clerk I @ 4,016 hrs., a General Clerk II @ 6,024 hrs., a Project Manager @ 2,008 hrs., and a Floor Supervisor @ 104 hrs. The total hours proposed for each individual category reflect the number of hours needed for both task orders. In other words, a General Clerk I requires 3,016 hours for Task Order 1 and 1,000 hours for Task Order 2. (Note: These positions are covered by the Service Contract Act). The former Specialist structured Task Order 1 and Task O
  7. The option will extend the period of performance for Task Order 1. After reading some of the recommendations posted here, I believe exercising the option for Task Order 1 after negotiating a change that would cover both agencies seems more reasonable. Thanks Vern.
  8. ji20874, The umbrella IDIQ contract was awarded as a single award to the incumbent contractor XYZ, a non-profit organization through the Ability One Program. The general requirements under the umbrella contract require XYZ Company to operate a full service mail and express parcel operations center as well as manage the high volume of workload on a regular and daily basis. Since XYZ Company has provided these services to both agencies for more than ten years, XYZ Company is familiar with the high volume of workload that they are required to manage. As far as the workload volume
  9. ji20874, The parent IDIQ contract does not make any other promises that I haven't mentioned. Thanks for your recommendation.
  10. Jamaal Valentine, This is a single award IDIQ. Both task orders were awarded at the same time; therefore, both options are up for renewal. Additional, this is a commercial service. I believe It is possible to renegotiate the new terms to include the additional workload into the option, since the requirement is within the scope of work. This is something I will need to present to the program office.
  11. I am administering a firm-fixed price IDIQ contract that consists of a base and four 1-year option periods. Under Task Order 1, the contractor is providing mailroom support services for Agency 1 located in Maryland. Under Task Order 2, the contractor is providing mailroom support services for Agency 2 located in the District of Columbia. Effective July 30, 2016, the Department plans to relocate Agency 2 to Agency 1 located in Maryland. Since Option Period 1 is due to expire on June 30, 2016, Agency 2 is required to notify the contractor that mailroom services are no longer needed at this loc
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