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  1. Hello, I am having trouble justifying a response with a cited intelligible answer to the following situation: What limits a small business from subcontracting out a majority of the work to a large business for an acquisition under $150K? If I received a quote that outlines that the large business will do 99% of the work do I have anything to cite to throw them out? Procurement information: Under FAR Part 13 Dollar value is estimated below $150k Total set aside for small business FAR 52.219-14 was not included in the solicitation as the acquisition is estimated below $150k. FAR 52.219-6 was checked in the solicitation.
  2. Part 8 BPA Order Options?

    Thank you Mr. Edwards. I hope you have a great Holiday. Thank you for your continued input into this forum and I will bring up the cited reading to my colleagues. All the best, CPH
  3. Part 8 BPA Order Options?

    Okay. So because the money is no year money I can do it, but if I had 1 year money I could not and it would be considered a multi-year contract?
  4. Part 8 BPA Order Options?

    Why would this not have to follow FAR Subpart 17.1 Multi-Year Contracting?
  5. Part 8 BPA Order Options?

    Mr. Edwards. The legend himself. This is using multiple year money and the service is nonseverable. With those attributes does that mean you don't have to do options or get multiyear approval?
  6. Part 8 BPA Order Options?

    Hello, I am having a disagreement with people in my office regarding BPA orders off of a BPA off of a GSA contract. So we established a BPA off of a GSA contract (Using Part 8). The orders placed against that BPA are sometimes for services for a 3 year period. Like a report that takes 3 years to compile. In accordance with FAR Part 17 do you have to have options on a BPA order? Or have approval for a multi-year contract? Thank you!
  7. Firm Fixed Price versus Firm Fixed Unit Price - For Services Contracts

    Mr. Mansfield, I did read that string of postings. I was still unclear. Mainly where is the line drawn between FFUP and T&M/LH and is a FFUP a FFP contract? -Thank you
  8. Hello, I am having trouble grasping this concept and was hoping for someone to give me an answer or at least a nudge in the right direction. At my organization that I just started at there are a lot of contracts that say "this order is issued on a firm fixed price basis" but the contracts are set up that they have a fixed unit price that the contractor submits based on the actual quantity incurred. Be it 130 hours for the month at $X.XX per hour or maintenance and repairs that we provided an estimated quantity but they invoice based on actual maintenance and repairs. The CLINs have a total amount on them but it is not stated it is a ceiling. These contracts just don't seem like Firm Fixed Price Contracts to me as they have variability in the total price. I think of a Firm Fixed Price Contract as an agreed to, at award, total amount that the contractor gets if they perform the work. If they only incur 10 hours they get loads of profit or if they incur 10,000,000 hours they lose money. What do you believe is the best practice when you have an unknown quantity but have a fixed unit price and you do not want to do an IDIQ? Can you explain where the line is drawn between FFP, T&M/LH, and a Firm Fixed Unit Price? From my limited explanation do you think these contracts should be issued as T&M/LH? Over a non-FAR contract type? If you have a variable quantity but a Fixed Unit Price is it considered a Firm Fixed Price Contract? If a contractor submitted an REA at the end of the contract saying that we owe them the full amount because we said "this order is issued on a firm fixed price basis" do you think they would win?
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