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  1. The latest Alliant 3 (currently in draft RFP form) is not setting prices at the base K level - only at the task order (TO) level. Is this the first acquisition considering this "innovative" method? I believe it's been discussed here before. Is this something other contracting offices should consider implementing, or did GSA get a special waiver for trying this "innovative" method?
  2. See FAR 42.1502, Policy
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  4. FAR 2.101, Definitions, defines best value - Best value means the expected outcome of an acquisition that, in the Government's estimation, provides the greatest overall benefit in response to the requirement. How can you justify the government is getting "best value" awarding to a technically unacceptable contractor?
  5. Regarding IDIQs, it's the amount of the maximum. The signing level of the order's based on the dollar value of the certificate. For example, the CO has a warrant for $5M. If the IDIQ has a maximum dollar amount of $7M, the CO could not sign the K. If there's an order under the IDIQ for $3M, the CO could sign the order. If the order was for $5.1M, the CO could not sign the order.
  6. The certificate of appointment language is "Unlimited signature authority for all contract actions up to but not exceeding $$$ (i.e., dollar value of warrant). All work must be in compliance with the requirements of the FAR, the (name of agency regulations), and all associated policies, procedures, and guidance."
  7. The Certificate of Appointment for our agency does not use the word "obligate". "Unlimited signature authority for all contract actions are up to but not exceeding $XXX". This is a change from previous language in the agency used, due to scope of authority issues similar to this one.
  8. The agency posts the 'Total Contract Value Dollar Range'. For example, the range could be between $25-50K;, $50M-$150M. Range value includes completed drawings and specifications, labor costs, etc. Pretty-much what's in the government cost estimate.
  9. Our agency also provides the estimated amount of a procurement as a category in our fiscal year forecast of procurement opportunities: Posted on the agency's website.
  10. In our agency's pre-solicitation sources sought notice template, we provide the estimated amount under Contemplated Dollar Value of the Project.
  11. My opinion is SBA shouldn't have used the words "Partial COC". SBA determined the contractor has adequate financial resources for annual task order(s) not to exceed $1M. SBA stated: "Based on these facts the firm had adequate financial resources for annual task order(s) not to exceed $1.0 million. However, a contracting officer is always free to exceed the financial ceiling established by SBA. 13 CFR 125.5(f)(3e). Of course, there is more financial risk beyond what was stated by SBA. Given SBA's determination, the firm cannot be denied the instant contract based on financial condition." Options are to have SBA to suspend the case according to 13 CFR § 125.5(h)(2) or appeal their determination according to 13 CFR § 125.5(i).
  12. Thank you, DWGerald1102. The SBA Area deputy director's response was basically the same as yours. It's an ID/IQ K, so the limit's applicable at the task order level. According to the deputy director, if the limit was $1M, the yearly limit for task orders is $1M. Thanks for all who weighed in on this issue.
  13. Correct cite is FAR 19.602-4(b). 13 C.F.R. 125.5(h) and (i) are applicable due to the value of the award. I can accept the decision (h)(1), ask SBA to suspend the case (h)(2), or appeal the area director's decision to issue the COC (i). Just wanted to know if I'm missing something. I'll ask SBA for an explanation and the process on how to monitor a partial COC, etc.
  14. SBA is issuing partial COCs (partial financial capability). For example, they will provide a range (e.g., $1M - $1.5M) for the partial financing. SBA will issue the partial COC on behalf of the contractor and cites FAR 19.604-2(b); CO shall award the K to the concern in question if the SBA issues a COC. Has anyone had a procurement that SBA issued a partial COC?
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