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  1. Does anyone know if there are any Podcast out there that focus on contracting?
  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Bob all WIFCON. Bob, is one of those new things/improvements a Wifcon app?
  3. Following ji: "(6) Services of a type offered and sold competitively in substantial quantities in the commercial marketplace based on established catalog or market prices for specific tasks performed or specific outcomes to be achieved and under standard commercial terms and conditions. For purposes of these services- (i) "Catalog price" means a price included in a catalog, price list, schedule, or other form that is regularly maintained by the manufacturer or vendor, is either published or otherwise available for inspection by customers, and states prices at which s
  4. Cage Code. DUNS is located below in the same box.
  5. 1. My agency has not implemented anything as such, although I do believe there has been discussion. I think the ability to provide good oversight for the larger agencies is the reason. 2. FAR 13.301 (a) - ". . . the Governmentwide commercial purchase card is authorized for use in making and/or paying for purchases of supplies, services, or construction. The Governmentwide commercial purchase card may be used by contracting officers and other individuals designated in accordance with 1.603-3. . ." FAR 1.603-3 (b) - "Agency heads are encouraged to delegate micro-purchase authority to
  6. The SBA regs do, but only as it relates to the Small Business Act (PL 112-239 ยง 4 (a)). Doesn't mean they have the final decision on the acquisition strategies of executive agencies no more then GAO does when it comes to protest decisions. Let's not forget our friends in DC have consistently, with no end in sight, pass laws that are inconsistent with laws already on the books. That's why the Judicial Branch exist. They aren't suppose to, but they do. Let's not forget that the SBA has authority in their sector, but FAR 19.201 (b) pretty clearly removes it - "Heads of contracting activ
  7. FAR 1.101 - "The Federal Acquisition Regulations System is established for the codification and publication of uniform policies and procedures for acquisition by all executive agencies. The Federal Acquisition Regulations System consists of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which is the primary document, and agency acquisition regulations that implement or supplement the FAR." (EA) The CFR is a tool the Executive Branch of the government uses to execute the laws and programs enacted by Congress and how they are implemented. The resulting regulation (FAR in this case) has the
  8. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - In all seriousness though, the poll concerns the FAR v. CFR. FAR wins. If a change is made to FAR or a deviation is provided to clarify/correct the error then great. We make the best decision we can to be in compliance with the information on-hand at the time. All I am saying.
  9. Reading: https://www.amazon.com/Call-Sign-Chaos-Learning-Lead/dp/0812996836 "Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead" - Jim Mattis
  10. To offer a different interpretation: I would suggest that if FAR 5.301 does not "specifically" call out a required situation for a "synopsis of award" posting then don't. I turn to FAR 5.302, which points to FAR 5.207 that states the required data that must be addressed in the "synopsis of award" posting to GPE. The required information provided at FAR 5.207, is the exact data points which are posted to https://www.usaspending.gov/#/ for every award the government makes. If not specifically called out for a "synopsis of award," then why post the same data twice when it i
  11. Happy Birthday WIFCON. I have received more guidance through these forums then any other source over my short career. Thank you! ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘† - That!
  12. Just post an amendment explaining why the solicitation extensions (protest(s) was received), but not the what (protest is for XXXX).
  13. Question just for fun nkd9 - Are the 40% of the offerors that are capable of the required completion date more expensive and you don't have the funding?
  14. All, Would appreciate some professional guidance/advice/opinions on pursuing the following certifications: Certified Professional Contract Manager; Certified Federal Contract Manager. I have recently finished up my FAC-C III cert and would like to continue my acquisition education/certifications. What is everyone's thoughts on these two certs? Is one better the other? Should be obtained before the other? Completely useless? Carry more meaning in industry then the government? Vice-versa? Appreciate all replies.
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