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  1. Hello, I had a requirement last year for annual data buys in which we receive a delivery at the end of each fiscal year for one data package. We do not require anything else from the contractor between deliverables. Last year, we cut an Order for a base year plus four one-year options to cover the future deliveries, and the base/options ended the day the delivery was due. I was just informed by my customer that they forgot to submit a requisition to exercise the first option, and the Order is now expired. I am trying to figure out how to prevent this from happening again in the future by figuring out if there is a better way to structure this Order. Since the options do not need periods of performance because they are single deliveries, how can I structure this Order? Should I have the options state a delivery date and a note that they will be exercised "no later than XX days before delivery"? Is it even permissible to have a multi-year order for deliveries? We can not cut an IDIQ or BPA for this type of purchase. I know that for non-severable work, we could have one CLIN that extends past a year, but we are not sure if we need all future deliverables, hence why we had options added. Thanks.
  2. Wow! Is the information about this public? I would love to read an article about this.
  3. Hello, I have only ever worked at one government agency where each CO works with a CS for every procurement. However, I have been job hunting and I noticed that one agency seems to only hire COs and there is no record of any CS positions. I'm trying to figure out why this is. So my question is... is it possible for a CO to work alone? As in, can COs fulfill all presolicitation and preaward requirements and sign the documents on his or her own? My assumption is that this is allowable since COs have the actual procurement authority and since the FAR does not mention Contract Specialists. However, I do know that this could be a bad idea because there should be checks and balances in place for ethical reasons. I'm newish to procurement (less than 3 years) and I thought I'd ask the pros... Can COs work on their own? Thanks!
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