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  1. I remember the class in Kuwait. That's the only time I ever taught in a tent. I also remember the classroom was freezing. I would step out in to the desert heat on breaks to thaw out. Hope all is well!
  2. Check here: https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/mentoring-resources/
  3. @Me of Little Faith, I can understand the request for labor rates for pricing purposes, but I don't understand the need to "incorporate" them into the contract. Well, at some point they will ask you to sign a modification. At that point you can see what you'd be agreeing to.
  4. What's the significance of incorporating the labor rates in the contract? What would you be agreeing to?
  5. I think either way you would effectively be amending the solicitation (waiving the issue for everyone would be a constructive amendment). However, FAR 15.206 requires that you issue an amendment to affected parties and that the amendment contain certain minimum information. It's a procedural requirement.
  6. If your proposed price is not what you intended, respond to the clarification by saying so. You should also add what your intended price was. Assuming this is a FAR part 15 procurement, the contracting officer will then have to decide whether to open discussions and let you submit a proposal revision.
  7. Incorrect. The APA does not apply to the Federal Acquisition Regulations System (Title 48 of the CFR). Congress adopted an APA-like procedure for acquisition regulations that is codified at 41 U.S.C. 1707.
  8. @Jacques, Thanks for your explanation. I agree with this, but I think that you also need to keep in mind that when the DFARS conflicts with the FAR, it's usually by design. I'm not sure you can typically make that assumption when harmonizing conflicting statutes or regulations. Good discussion. Thank you.
  9. No, you can skip the example. I think I'll be able to understand your concept of "deviation" if you just answer my last two questions.
  10. @Jacques, Bad example. My apologies. Let's try this one instead. FAR 32.501-1(a): DFARS 232.501-1(a): Is the DFARS deviating from the FAR? Yes or no? DFARS 201.304(a)(1)(iv) states that the DFARS contains "deviations from FAR requirements"? You wrote: What did you mean by that? What would be an example of a deviation in the "DFARS proper"?
  11. 1. Correct. 2. Not sure. Can't access deviation. 3. Correct.
  12. @Jacques, I need to understand what you think a deviation is. Based on your last response, I don't think we have a common understanding. It's a simple question. The subject of the rule I'm using as an example is irrelevant. The FAR says the threshold is $4 million, the DFARS says it's $7 million for DoD. Is the DFARS rule a deviation from a FAR requirement?
  13. @Jacques, Let's try this. FAR 5.301(a) states: DFARS 205.303(a)(i) states: Is DFARS 205.303(a)(i) a deviation from a FAR requirement? Yes or no?
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