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  1. Navy Seaport-e is set up as a Multiple Award Contract Vehicle and is therefore subject to FAR Part 16.5 and awards placed under the Seaport-e contract vehicle are Task Orders under Fair Opportunity. GSA E-buy contains Multiple Award Schedule Contracts subject to FAR Part 16.5. Awards placed are task orders open to Fair Opportunity. I am not familiar with the other onces you mention.
  2. Sub-contractor receipt requirements may or may not be in the Prime contract with the Government. If it is a requirement, did the Prime flow that down to the contract with the sub-contractor? Even if there is no mention of sub-contractor receipt requirements in the Prime contract, the Prime could have placed it in the subcontract. Is the Prime able to justify the costs in any other way without the receipts?
  3. If you do not have confirmation from an authorized budget person that the funds are available, then you can not tell the contractor that funds are available. You can exercise the option without funding if the proper clauses are in the contract (Availability of Funds). The contractor has the right to not perform if no funding is provided. It is a double edged sword - you can exercise without funds and the contractor may or may not perform or you let the contract die and you risk the chance that you will have to reprocure. I recommend you consult with your contracting officer and policy branch.
  4. Question - Does the IDIQ permit the addition of non-negotiated "new" labor categories? If so, is there a percentage limitation? It appears to me that if the IDIQ does not specifically address this possibility, then you may be wanting to do something that is out of scope of the IDIQ contract.
  5. Vern as a Contractor - really Joel - that is ridiculously minimizing to Vern's decades as Contracting professional with the Federal Government, his many published articles, his sage advice on this site, not to mention his impact on many of us currently succeeding as 1102s. I am, quite frankly, surprised at your post.
  6. The contractor should have thought about this cost when they provided their price proposal. This is a FFP task order. To me this is a Other Direct Cost only if the WiFi is being use solely on this task order. Was the AF blocking known by the Govt at the time the solicitation was issued? Should that information have been part of the solicitation? Is utilizing WiFi the only way to do the testing event or is there another way? Did the solicitation include any specifics on this? Now, having said all of that, the contractor could come back with a claim or an REA - I'm not sure if they would if the cost is minimal. The claim may cost them more than the actual reimbursement.
  7. 1. Entering the 1102 field - if I hadn't I would still be at Ft Benning as a 0318 GS-5. Not trying to learn everything at once - Taking my time and trying not to be overwhelmed. Listening to wise more experienced personnel and never ever thinking that I know it all - not even now. 2. I don't regret a thing. 3. Ignore those who will bring you down - those who are less capable than you, those who are jealous of your initiative and success. Focus on your own success - cultivate friendships and network - diversify your contracting experience.
  8. Are you sure you don't mean 13.501(a)(2)(ii)?
  9. My current office is primarily digital - only the largest of drawings, schematics, etc are printed.
  10. The link in your posting does not permit access to the survey monkey.
  11. Very True - I know of a GS-14 who transferred to DoD with a FAC-C Level III who had to take all Level II DAWIA courses to earn his Level II DAWIA certification. On the other hand, I just transferred to a non-DoD agency with DAWIA Level III and I was presented with my FAC-C Level III without having to take any FAC-C courses.
  12. I meant that because of the foundation built on my DoD experience, the transfer to a non-DoD was made easier. I did not say that a non-DoD agency is less challenging. Thanks for the opportunity to clarify.
  13. I started out as a GS-7/9 with the Army, competed for GS-11 and for GS-12. I then moved to the US Army Corps of Engineers laterally. Selected as a supervisory GS-13, I moved to the Navy NAVSUP where I was eventually selected for a non-supervisor GS-14 with Navy MSC. I was then selected for a Supervisory GS-14 with GSA PBS. I gained experience in commercial and non-commercial material/supplies, personal and non-personal services, IT and Engineering services, and construction/restoration/rehabilitation. I am a firm believer in gaining diversified experiences. It is my experience that Hiring Officials look for it. Working for DOD established my foundation in the FAR, DFAR, AFAR and NMCAR. Switching to a non-DoD agency is less of a challenge because of that foundation.
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