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  1. I think you are asking good questions. At this point, are you ready to hire a consultant or lawyer to advise you? The reason I ask is because I don't think people in this forum are going to give you want you really want.
  2. I don't know what state you plan to operate out of. Many states are "employment at will" states, meaning that either party can walk away at any time.
  3. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/29/4.175 https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/Tab18.pdf
  4. There are several firms/agencies that say they can hire federally compliant employees. And many of those employees are, in fact, federally compliant or can be trained to be so. But there is always the possibility that some bad apples are going to slip through. You can't tell just by looking. Let me suggest to you that your first hire should be somebody who understands the Federal marketplace and where your company can reasonably be expected to source subcontract awards. Next, you should hire somebody who can help you and your (future) workforce prepare to be Federally compliant--somebody
  5. I'm going to be honest with you. Every single government contractor, every single prime and every single subcontractor, desperately wants to find employees who will be federally compliant. The market for such people is very, very tight--especially if they can also perform the technical work. Every time some contractor hires an employee who turns out not to be federally compliant, it hurts their reputation and can cost them lots of lost profit dollars. I just want you to understand the task you've set for yourself. Right away, you're competing with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, a
  6. The basis of your indirect cost rates is your fiscal year, except in very rare circumstances such as business combinations. If a contract year crosses more than one of your fiscal years, you need to have two sets of indirect rates (one for each of your fiscal years). For example, assume CY1 starts October 1st and ends September 30, but your fiscal year starts January 1st and ends December 31st. You will have a set of indirect rates for base year (CY1) performance between October 1st and December 31st, and another set of indirect rates for CY1 performance between January 1st and September
  7. The language used really seems to imply that the Judge dismissed the protest with the greatest of reluctance.
  8. Yes, but there may be other circumstances that would lead to a contract repricing, yes? The point is, we don't know.
  9. If the actual volume has declined by 95% then the contractor may be entitled to request an equitable adjustment for reasons other than Section 3610 of the CARES act. I say "may be entitled" because it would depend on the circumstances.
  10. I'm unclear as to how "changes that could be issued unilaterally" differ from options. Would somebody please elucidate?
  11. If the subcontract is FFP, then there is very little (to no) risk of cost growth related to indirect rates. All you are doing is negotiating the FFP subcontract price. If you set the price below what it would have been, had you accepted the NICRA, have you just converted the subcontract into a cost-share agreement? Something to think about. You have not said whether you are subject to the cost principles at 2 CFR, but I bet your subcontractors are. I would be careful awarding FFP subcontracts to those entities. At a minimum I would review 2 CFR Section 200.323 through 200.332, as well as
  12. Don, can you give me an example of when a change order would be forward-priced, other than a Value Engineering ECP that I believe would be addressed by FAR Part 48?
  13. maninblack008, you say you want to create a process to use unpriced change orders more often. Before you invest too much time into the effort, I suggest you read and reflect on ji20874's words, quoted above.
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