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  1. I awarded a CPFF contract in February this year. We are in the process of adding optional requirements to the contract and the contractor submitted a proposal with higher indirect rates. The contractor stated that their indirect rates change in June every year and as a result are want to apply the new indirect rates for the optional work which have been approved by DCAA. Additionally, the contractor wants to change the indirect rates for all the labor categories awarded in February as well. Since the indirect rates are higher this is going to cost the Government more. 1) Am I allowed to accept the new indirect rates for the labor categories initially awarded on the contract? 2) If I accept the new indirect rates for the optional work, will I have 2 sets of indirect rates for the rest of the POP?
  2. Hello All, While the furniture contractor was on site today they also discovered what looks like potential mold. So this adds a layer of complexity as well. The contractor is stating they will do some testing at no cost for the Government but the Government's immediate response was that they do not have any additional funding but need the project completed regardless
  3. You would take that action as the Contracting Officer absent any cure notices and no failure in performance and turn around and re-compete the exact same requirement? Out of 10 clients within the same organization only 2 have personality conflicts. They cannot support it with non performance issues. The high level leadership for the client does not support it either. So, if I re-compete with absolutely no documented performance issues, what is preventing the incumbent from bidding on the re-compete? Why would the incumbent just walk away? Considering there are multiple customers and on-going efforts, this would cause major disruption of services. What I am seeking is case law or any previous cases that show the Government does not exercise the option for no apparent reason and turns around and re-competes the exact same requirement
  4. Out of 10 clients within the same organization only 2 have personality conflicts. They cannot support it with non performance issues. The high level leadership for the client does not support it either. So, if I re-compete with absolutely no documented performance issues, what is preventing the incumbent from bidding on the re-compete? Why would the incumbent just walk away? Considering there are multiple customers and on-going efforts, this would cause major disruption of services. What I am seeking is case law or any previous cases that show the Government does not exercise the option for no apparent reason and turns around and re-competes the exact same requirement
  5. Type of contract: CPFF Task Order In Option Year 2 of 5 $ Value: $400,000,000 Scope: Professional Services History: Since the base year there have been continual relationship issues between the contractor and some government customers. The continual back and forth has caused some government mid level leadership to even falsely accuse the contractor of wrong doing, theft and repeated attempts to calm each side down. Now, some of the mid level government leadership is ramping up efforts to convince leadership to either terminate the contract or not extend Option Year 3 (about 2 months away) and re-compete the contract. Some government users feel like that is the only to "get rid of this contractor" because of the constant arguments. By the way: The contractor has had some minor growing pains like expected for a 400 Million contract with complicated environment of the government. However, there is no documented evidence of non performance what so ever. I have been tasked to prepare a detailed business decision document to show ways to terminate the contract so the government can get a "new shiny contract with a new contractor" (their words). Obviously I do not recommend a new contract. Are there any case laws or references I can provide to the customer that this is a very bad idea? This is based on just personality conflicts from both sides.
  6. Hello, Thank you for your response and additional information. Maybe this is JEFO. To answer your questions: 1) This is service 2) As far as $ amounts go....$ amount of FFP services = Approx $14M and the "additional work" discovered as part of the survey = Approx $100k I appreciate your time and guidance
  7. Original work was to install IT equipment and furniture. As part of the site survey, it came to light that the area to be updated contained asbestos and some other minor issues that need to be corrected in order to install the furniture and equipment. Additionally now we have been informed that the building also potentially has mold
  8. Hello, I have a FFP task order awarded against GSA contract vehicle. When the contractor conducted the initial site survey they noticed some additional items not captured in the PWS. The customer agrees that the work needs to be performed and are willing to fund the additional work. Internal debate is: can the modification be issued as long as pricing is determined fair and reasonable or is any additional documentation such as Limited Sources Justification required since this is "additional / new work" not originally anticipated?
  9. Hello, I am having one of my contractors having issues too. Any more updates on this? The contract is in FPDS and the FSD Helpdesk does not seem to know how to assist. The contractor is claiming that they cannot submit a helpdesk ticket and are asking the CO to submit a helpdesk ticket. Any guidance is appreciated. Seems like a lot of people are having issues.
  10. Joel: Thank you for the response. I did look up the archives too and was wondering if there was anything more recent since DOD Manual was dated a while back. Seems like it is still applicable. Appreciate the response
  11. Where can I find specific regulations stating any Government or DOD official cannot recognize individual contractor employees with letters or appreciation or certificates?
  12. 1) Estimate is above SAT 2) Yes, commercial item / services 3) Customer claims they used historical pricing and work done prior with internal experts but not providing any additional information. Customer also does not want to solicit and instead just re-scope the requirement to bring it within the IGE. Can I do that and change the scope?
  13. After publishing RFI's and engaging industry I received 1 proposal that is double the IGE. This is a FFP award with multiple CLINs. Customer now does not have enough money and will not concur that IGE was off and wants to make some of the CLINs optional and accept the proposal. I have researched this topic and have asked others and it seems like I am being directed to re solicit. Customer does not want that either. Any suggestions?
  14. Exactly ....that's what they are trying to do and not create a separate contract. But, they want to direct it to a specific firm
  15. I believe this has been asked before but, need some clarity on the issue: We have a task order against a GWAC to a large business Client would like us to direct some upcoming work to a specific small business subcontractor under a separate line item on the contract. I do not believe there is anything in the FAR that specifically prohibits this or is there? If we were to go that route, what would be the mechanism to get this accomplished? If prime does not agree to the work being directed to the specific sub, is there anything the Government can do?
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