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  1. Hello: I had a question regarding the CIOSP4 RFP that requires at least one member of a CTA to have an "approved" purchasing system. I am looking to understand whether offerors must have a currently "functioning" or "producing" purchasing system, or is it just that offerors must have capabilities for an approved accounting system? In other words, its a question of currently using vs. having the abilities and functions in place for when needed. Thanks in advance for any guidance! Best, Wendy
  2. Thanks so much to all for the answers to this ELB question -- I sincerely appreciate your time and expertise.
  3. Both a general and RFP question, I guess you could say. This would be a prime/sub CTA. Our company will be the ELB prime. Wondering if it matters whether the sub (Partner A) is an ELB as well (Partner A may exceed the ELB requirements after its proposed acquisition by a billion $$$ company).
  4. Hello: My company will be bidding on CIOSP4 as an “Emerging Large Business” (ELB), which NIH defines as a business with revenues between $30M and $500M. Since there are no additional Federal guidelines around this (at least that I could find), I am struggling to wrap my mind on whether there are any implications with regard to affiliation. Here is my question: If a Member of a CTA (Contractor Teaming Agreement) (Partner A), with revenue averages under $500M is bought by Company B who has revenues over $7B does Partner A still qualify to be a Member of a CT bidding as an ELB? Thanks so much in advance for any guidance!
  5. Joel Hoffman and Vern Edwards, thank you so much for your replies! Our client is non-DoD. Our award/stop work order involved a GAO protest that was dismissed upon the understanding that our agency client was committed to resolving it. Last week, our agency client issued a revised RFP. As far as we know our original award has not been rescinded. It is our belief that if the agency does not purchase something from us, they will lose the obligated funds. So we are looking for mechanisms to suggest to the agency for how to somehow keep the award alive and using the obligated funds. In other words, I am looking for how the rules might apply here. Hope this added info works!
  6. Hello: Does anyone know how the FAR works in terms of awarded but expiring funds due to a stop work order? I want to explore the possibility of our Government agency client using the expired funds to award us a contract and looking for the mechanism to make that happen, e.g., is there any other way to accomplish this other than asking the Government agency client to provide us with a sole source award? Thank you in advance!
  7. Thanks so much for clearing this up, Carl and formerfed! And Jacques was exactly right as well. Can't send thanks enough for the responses.
  8. Do you have a link of where I go to waive? Can't locate it ...
  9. Hello: My company just converted over the to the new MAS GSA Schedule. We formerly had SIN 132-51 (IT Professional Services) attached to our Schedule, which incorporated NAICs 541511, 541512, 541513, and 541519 (according to the GSA's crosswalk table). With the MAS conversion, SIN 132-51 has changed to 54151S (IT Professional Services), which incorporates only NAICS 541511 (according to GSA's updated crosswalk table). It seems that the conversion to the new SIN dropped NAICS' 541512, 541513 and 541519. Do I have to MOD the Schedule to adopt the SINs that incorporate the missing NAICS? Historically, most of our GSA work has been under NAICS 541519. Very confused and hope someone can help! Thank you in advance!
  10. Thanks, Jacques! Can you explain what you mean by pre-appointment waiver?
  11. It’s a services contract. We select qualified specialists to fill certain spots.
  12. The KO asked that we not provide candidates that have such issues. But I’m concerned from a company liability standpoint that we are making the call instead of the government customer, and potentially turning away good candidates without seeing if they could make it through the process.
  13. Hello: As a government contractor, if you collect the paperwork for (secret) security clearance submission (from potential candidates whose job offers are contingent upon successful security clearance), and the candidate lists past drug use or some other potentially disqualifying factor, what do you do? On one hand, the candidate might still pass clearance so I can understand that’s it is not up to the contractor to pull the candidate from the running. On the other hand, the security clearance process is expensive, and it’s a waste of taxpayer money to put a candidate through the process in any respect if there is a good chance of rejection. Does anyone have guidance to offer on this question. Thanks so much in advance!
  14. Apologies I think I just reposted my last question by accident! So, if the GSA Schedule contract itself counts as one contract, do you think each award/order under the Schedule counts as an additional contract? Obviously, it would be great if the reverse was true -- that the Schedule itself counts as one contract, such that anything awarded underneath it does not count towards the three over two. Separately, if this is a JV with the protégé being an Alaskan Native Corporation, is the JV still subject to the three over two rule?
  15. Thanks again, Retreadfed! Does the GSA Schedule itself count as one award towards the 3-over-two rule?
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