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  1. I began in the contracting profession in 1985. A lot of OJT was provided as "training". Not all bad, there were some awesome CO's back then. Then the civilian agency I was working for put together their own contract courses. Many were taught or facilitated by Government contract attorneys who were able to give an incredible background to the FAR and how it impacted what we were doing. We were all smarter back then! We wrote papers, held evening long discussions, etc. for those who chose to participate after class. We are, after all, writing working legal documents. I would like
  2. Thanks, Joel. I do plan to talk with the Ctr, but I was hoping to get some kind of preliminary info about the concept before opening the conversation. Like I said, I've not run into this before. Thank you for your reply!
  3. I've been in contracting quite a few years. (disclaimer). I have a cost breakdown from an 8(a) contractor with additional lines I've not encountered before and am not familiar with. Hoping you all can help. This is a FFP negotiated construction proposal with an 8(a) firm. Ctr has a column on the worksheet that says, "Distributed Bid" and another column with "Distributed Direct". These two are along with the usual quantity, unit price, total price, G&A, and Profit columns that you normally see. I do not know what "Distributed Bid" or "Distributed Direct" mean. Why would t
  4. Awesome ! Thank you. I should be able to find what I need. Appreciate the input!
  5. Greetings! This is my first post. Here's my situation and I'd like some feedback. I have a supply purchase for over $1M. It's full and open competition. It is a commercial item. I'd like to use the combined synopsis route. However, in researching the Buy American Act and applicability, this purchase is subject to the WTO. And in that section, Part 25.408, it says the CO must comply with advertising and response times. That's where the 5.203(h) comes in. I had not noticed this before. In this part, 5.203, there is a sentence that says: However, if the acquisition falls withi
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