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  1. You didn't waste my time. I never noticed the language at FAR 17.204(d).
  2. I don't think this is true if the solicitation contained the unaltered text of FAR 52.212-1, as this provision includes the standard late offer rule. That's why I advocate tailoring the provision for SAP so the CO can accept late quotations if they are received before award is made and doing so would not unduly delay the acquisition.
  3. This is neither factual nor a rational interpretation of FAR 15.506. The claim: is laughable pseudo intellectualism.
  4. Vern wrote this in a 2009 post: Traditionally, purchases against Part 13 BPAs have been referred to as "calls," for the very reason that most orders were made by telephone. See, e.g., Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Simplified Acquisition Procedures Handbook, COMDTINST M-4200.13G, p. 7-17 et. seq. http://www.uscg.mil/directives/cim/4000-49...IM_4200_13G.pdf The calls are logged and the log is used to verify delivery tickets and invoices for monthly payment to the contractor.
  5. @Guardian, I think you're making an issue out of nothing. The one-tier and two-tier down stuff is irrelevant. You're issuing a task or delivery order, and there's no prohibition against these containing options.
  6. @Guardian, I'm confused by your use of the term "call order". "Call" is used to refer to a type of order under a FAR part 13 BPA. For FAR subpart 8.4 BPAs, the Government issues a task or delivery order against a FSS schedule. You are referring to the latter, correct?
  7. "The" purpose. Definite article. Are you saying that the correct interpretation of your claim is that furnishing the basis of the source selection decision is one of multiple purposes of a debriefing?
  8. This does not support the claim that "furnishing the basis of the selection decision" is the sole purpose of a debriefing, much less that a debriefing has a sole purpose. Non sequitur by ji.
  9. How do you measure these attributes before you hire the person?
  10. No violation. Canada is a qualifying country. See DFARS 252.225-7001.
  11. @MAY-D-FAR-B-WIT-U, You've described a FFP contract. A FFP contract is not an incentive contract. See FAR 16.401(a). FAR 16.401(d) doesn't apply to FFP contracts. I used to be a CO for ship repair and we used delivery incentives on FFP contracts. This was not groundbreaking.
  12. @Radu C., Does the contract say (or did the CO tell you) that you have to comply with USAID directives (i.e., ADS Chapter 312) in performing the contract?
  13. It seems that ji's definition of "funded" means that the contract document has an accounting classification citation. His reference FAR 4.1005-2(a)(1) proves his claim that the citation is not required on indefinite delivery contracts. How is this relevant in answering the OP's question? @KingWink, Are you asking whether you can create an obligation for the minimum before you have funding for the minimum?
  14. There you have it. The logical fallacy known as the appeal to common practice. Not only does ji base his conclusion on past practice, but he concludes that the practice is both legal and honorable based on past practice. It's remarkable how ji continues to argue without presenting a shred of evidence to support his claims. Not a shred. It's a nonstop cycle of assertion followed by insistence.
  15. So would there be an obligation of appropriated funds? Yes or no. If no, then what would be obligated? By the way, when you make a claim, you have the burden of proof. If you can't (or won't) bear the burden, then intellectual humility demands that you retract your claim. Readers, For fun, I suggest you read this and evaluate how well ji is doing in this thread. Is he supporting his assertions with facts and evidence? Is he responsive to critical questions regarding his claims? Are his assumptions reasonable? Do you see any evidence of intellectual virtues or vices?
  16. Nope. Still no idea what you mean. Does anybody know what ji means? According to him, if you are reading this thread you know.
  17. I know what I would mean if I used those words, but I don't know what you mean. Chapter 7 of the GAO Redbook discusses the creation of an obligation of appropriated funds, recording of an obligation of appropriated funds, but does not cover what you believe to be distinct in the context of contracting--"providing funds" or "funding". So, what do you mean by "providing funds"?
  18. Why not issue a task order for what you can price at the outset, then subsequent task orders for other work when you price the other work?
  19. Propose a goal that is acceptable to them and make a good faith effort to meet it.
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