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  1. Hi, civilian Contracting Officer here. I work at a pretty substantially sized Air Force base. The problem we currently have is a significant amount of civilian GS-13, Unlimited Contracting Officer openings/vacancies. But we have a problem. Base X isn't filling them, nor does it seem equipped to match attrition of current GS-13 positions. Base X has hired tons of graduates through their 7-9-11 (non masters route) program, and 9-11-12 (pre-existing masters) programs. Over the past 6 years, PK leadership has publicly discussed concern for retaining Contracting Officers. Specifically, Unlimit
  2. Yes, and no. If you're lucky enough, you're probably also using CON-IT. There are work-arounds to the system to fix some of the issues with CLS, but they're not yet tenable as they destroy the underlying relationship between the system and CLS, requiring a "patch," before subsequent mods/awards can be made on the effort. CON-IT will insert clauses that you did not even upload from CLS, a feature, not a bug. (yikes.) CLS will spit clauses you don't need into your solicitation, which you will have to manually remove -- and it may omit some depending on your re
  3. Yep, I was thinking along these lines as well. Granted, not sure what recourse there is when they don't show up, just that we'd go to the next on the BPA list if they couldn't get there in time.
  4. Thanks for the response! What you suggest is kind of what I was going for -- a BPA of sorts for a general contractor. I agree wholeheartedly it's what SABER's for, but without time for a proposal, a SOW, we're in an interesting spot. Leadership cares as they were recently burned on such an NTE situation that drew the ire/of higher leadership, and so now I'm attempting to identify a solution to alleviate confusion for future CO's who are concerned that they're nor performing correctly, and local leadership alike so there is a streamlined and correct process. Unfortunately the bas
  5. Hello world. I work in support of Civil Engineering as an 1102 at a CONUS Air Force Base and am looking for ways to appropriately handle emergency acquisitions (Septic pipe burst, water main leaking under steam tunnels, etc.) Our office primarily supports CE and the assorted base mission partners. We have multiple methods of executing contracts, ranging from IFB, 8(a) direct award, or utilizing our Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) (~1M-10M) or Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirements (SABER) (~$<micropurchase - $850K). I have been asked by leade
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