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  1. If the government listed a bunch of questions in section L that the offeror shall address, should a proposal address each of the questions or does each question not have to be called out so long as the offeror covers the subject in the proposal?
  2. I tried to send you a message but it says I can't send a message to you.
  3. How can you make the following work: When combined, technical approach and past performance is approximately equal to price. I've drawn this up a few times and I am not seeing how this works. Example Company A ranks #2 for PP and TA and #2 for Price. - If you pick Company A then you give more importance to PP and TA. Company B ranks #3 for PP and TA and #1 for Price. - If you pick Company B then you give more importance to Price If relevances are approximately equal, how do you work this example? Any insight on this would be great.
  4. This is in regards to a standalone purchase order. The example would be the purchase and installation of a new fire alarm system in an existing building. What causes me hesitation is whether or not this would apply under FAR part 22 because I'm not sure if it would be deemed a type of construction.
  5. I'm looking for opinions on whether Davis Bacon wage determination is needed and to be included in solicitations for requirements that include such services as concrete bore drilling or services for lighting installation. This is not for new construction type work, rather repair/refresh of current buildings. Also types of services such as installing a new fire alarm system in a currently occupied building. I have a vendor asking for the Davis Bacon wage rates and I am determining if that would apply (concrete boring in existing structure).
  6. Can anyone provide an opinion as to what the advantages or disadvantages are of a Unpriced Purchase Order (UPO) vs. a Time and Materials (T&M) Purchase Order are? Both situations the CO would include a NTE on the order. The situation would be for repair services where the exact costs is unknown at the time of establishing the PO. I like to use the example of taking your car to the mechanic and they don't know what the costs is going to be at the time as they don't know what the problem is yet. I am not taking about a situation of paying for a tear down and evaluation PO before establishing a FFP on the repair. Some vendors don't agree to that and some are traveling to a site to repair so they don't have time to wait for a FFP order after they figure out what the problem is.
  7. I would like what has been done by some when they run into international shipments with shipping terms that are not found in the FAR i.e. EX Works.
  8. Does anyone have some insight into shipping terms for supplies that vendors quote on? Example include shipping terms, EX Work, Delivery Duty Paid (DDP), Delivery at Point (DAP), etc. I get confused on this as the FAR does not touch on these and some vendors will not change to one of the FAR shipping terms.
  9. Travel is for the contractor to make repairs to an item on gov site. The cost proposed is $100k. Could take 2 trips for the contractor to fix. POP has a 6 month period.
  10. The question has come up before but can I get input into you all thoughts on what options are available when you have a commercial item simplified acquisition that includes travel for the services included in the purchase order? Some COs will say that it should be FFP travel cost while others say we should pay reimbursement for actual travel cost rather than a fixed priced amount. I am looking for a way to do the cost reimbursement option for travel cost as this makes the most sense to me.
  11. the vendor decided to keep providing the service so I think we are ok.
  12. What are you all's thoughts on software maintenance renewals processed by the CO after the date that the renewal starts? Many times customers don't renew their software subscription on time so with most vendors in order to renew the software you have to pay for any updates that occurred between the last day that the subscription ended and the period in between when it is going to be renewed again. The question of is it a ratification has come up. Another scenario is when customers have yearly access to catalogs (yearly subscription) and the next years subscription procurement does not get to the CO until after the next period has started. I ask all of this because some things are easy to tell if it is a ratification. Customer tells a vendor to ship a product. Product is received and vendor wants to be paid. No contract in place so it's a ratification. I don't see it so black and white with software subscriptions and other type subscriptions.
  13. Can someone shed light on this scenario: Business size in GSA shows large business on a vendor. Vendor has more NAICS codes in SAM and the appropriate NAICS code for the requirement, the vendor is listed as small business in SAM. Can you award a small business task order award to the vendor if the vendor's GSA contract shows awarded to a large business? How do you deal with vendors that have multiple NAICS codes in this situation where they are small business for some and large business for others and their GSA contract shows them as large or small business?
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