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  1. We have not charged a fee before for anything using the Economy Act.
  2. We do have authority to do work for other agencies under the Economy Act and use that frequently. How does that pertain to having a fee to use the IDIQ?
  3. My office is establishing an IDIQ that will be used by other agencies, other departments and bureaus within our agency (Army IDIQ with Air force ordering or Park Service IDIQ with Bureau of Reclamation ordering). Do you know of any rule or regulation that would not allow us to have a fee associated with the IDIQ pricing that would then be sent as a check to our office to fund positions?
  4. Hello, I am wondering the applicability of FAR Clause 52.212-4 to RFQs and resulting contracts under FAR Part 13 procedures. The prescription at FAR 12.301(b)(1) states "This provision provides a single, streamlined set of instructions to be used when soliciting offers for commercial items..." Offer as defined by FAR Part 2 "means a response to a solicitation that, if accepted, would bind the offeror to perform the resultant contract. Responses to invitations for bids (sealed bidding) are offers called “bids” or “sealed bids”; responses to requests for proposals (negotiation) are offers called “proposals”; however, responses to requests for quotations (simplified acquisition) are “quotations,” not offers." Would this not mean that any commercial item acquisition under FAR Part 13 procedures should not include FAR 52.212-4?
  5. I am planning on soliciting for a supply that the major cost components are materials like steel, aluminum, etc. These are planned to be effected greatly by tariffs so potential quoters are worried about locking in on a FFP unit price. All of the economic price adjustment clauses have a limit of 10%. How would you suggest handling the potential increase in material costs over a 5 year period?
  6. Ji20874, Thank you for the response. The case you cited relied upon using FAR Part 14 procedures. As this acquisition is using FAR Part 8 which explicitly states that FAR Part 14 do not apply I don't see how that case resolves my issue. I am going to ask for revised pricing but It is not looking good.
  7. Hello, A RFQ was posted under GSA e-buy for less than SAT but more then micro. Evaluation criteria was LPTA and specifically stated that "Basis of award will be lowest price". Four quotes came back at the same price and were all found technically acceptable. What would be your next step?
  8. Thank you for the references Mr. Hutz. FAR 52.102(a) seems to answer the mail on this one. Don't see the point in putting an X without filling it in but seems like that is the intent. Have a great day! (a) Provisions and clauses should be incorporated by reference to the maximum practical extent, rather than being incorporated in full text, even if they -- (1) Are used with one or more alternates or on an optional basis; (2) Are prescribed on a “substantially as follows’’ or “substantially the same as’’ basis, provided they are used verbatim; (3) Require modification or the insertion by the Government of fill-in material (see 52.104); or (4) Require completion by the offeror or prospective contractor. This instruction also applies to provisions completed as annual representations and certifications.
  9. Hello, I was hoping someone could help with a clause conundrum I am having. I am soliciting for a commercial service using FAR Part 12 procedures over $2,500. One of the check boxes in FAR 52.212-5 is FAR 52.222-42 (Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires). Under the section where FAR 52.222-42 is contained under FAR 52.212-5 it states "(c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:" FAR 52.222-42 main content is a table that shows the employee class and monetary wage of federal employees. -5 makes it seem like it should just be referenced. Should the table be filled out and included? Or is an X in -5 sufficient?
  10. Hello, Here is my situation that I was hoping wifcon could help me with. I have a multiple award IDIQ that was solicited as a total small business set aside. Award was made to three small businesses to make up the multiple award “pool”. One of the vendors was bought out by a large business making them now other than small. I have seen similar wifcon discussions but none seem to answer my issue. Can the now large business still compete on IDIQ requirements? FAR 16.505(b) states fair opportunity must be given, FAR 19.301-2 states that it does not change the terms and conditions of the contract, but does not FAR 19.502-2(b)(1) apply that I have two other small business vendors must I not set aside? Thank you! Similar Discussions:
  11. Hello, My office peers use an excel spreadsheet that they use to track invoicing. Every time they approve an invoice in the system they log it on this spreadsheet and put it in the file. When I asked why we do this spreadsheet I did not receive an answer other than "this is just how we have always done it". Is their a FAR or DFARS requirement that invoicing must be tracked in this manner? I could not find anything and was wondering what your offices do. Thank you!
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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?
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