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  1. Good catch, I can, (sort of). There are multiple ways to certify, self or through another organization, They are: El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, National Women Business Owners Corporation, US Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. The WBENC, for example requires Evidence of gender for each female owner(s)-- Copy of current U.S. Passport, U.S. Birth Certificate, or Driver’s License Evidence of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Legal Resident Alien Status for each female owner(s)-- Copy of current U.S. Passport, U.S. Birth Certi
  2. A person can self certify for a WOSB program, https://certify.sba.gov/prepare#wosb-anc, the document to determine gender is the birth certificate. Some states allow an individual to change their sex on the certificate, for example California you can go to http://www.courts.ca.gov/25798.htm and request a change. So if that was done I can find nothing that would not allow a WSOB designation.
  3. This is great, and how I feel sometimes reading the FAR.
  4. Latavian Connections, B-413442 has just been banned from protesting for 1 year. I've personally dealt with some of these when I was in policy. Here are a few interesting tidbits. http://www.gao.gov/products/B-413442#mt=e-report
  5. Civ, the purpose of the change was to allow Reachback cells located in the CONUS to make purchases for OEF and OND at the higher threshold. This is shown by both the House and Senate reports. Below is from the House side, the Senate version is almost the same. I agree with ji though, I would wait for the policy or inquire about it. SEC. 843. REACH-BACK CONTRACTING AUTHORITY FOR OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND OPERATION NEW DAWN. (a) Authority To Designate Lead Contracting Activity- The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics may designate a single contractin
  6. ji, first I commend you on wanting to deploy. To me is one of the most rewarding and fun things you can do. In my travels over there the majority of the civilians I've met have been with ACE, DCMA, or contractors. I agree with Vern if you want to go over make some phone calls or think about moving to another organization. Good luck!
  7. Mike, I'm not sure if you were talking about just normal purchases but if it is a declared emergency you can set aside for local companies: 26.202-1 Local area set-aside. The contracting officer may set aside solicitations to allow only local firms within a specific geographic area to compete (see 6.208). (a) The contracting officer, in consultation with the requirements office, shall define the specific geographic area for the local set-aside. ( A major disaster or emergency area may span counties in several contiguous States. The set-aside area need not include all the counties in the de
  8. 1776 by David McCullough. It's a good read.
  9. Xactly, the Air Force looks at it as below. This was taken from the Davis Bacon desktop guide. (d) Carpeting: DBA applies if carpet installation is performed in connection with a construction or general renovation project. For purchase and installation of carpeting not covered above, installation is considered incidental to the purchase of the carpet (neither DBA nor SCA apply). SCA only applies to installation of government-furnished carpet. Incidental amounts of tile or linoleum work in entryways and/or restrooms would not normally affect coverage.
  10. Prez, no that won't satisy the requirements in FAR part 8. You'll still need to follow parts 1-4. As for your question about DCMA approved purchasing system, in a nutshell DCMA did a review of thier purchasing system and found it acceptable. Here is a link from the DCMA website that will explain it better. http://guidebook.dcma.mil/26/guidebook_process.htm
  11. Hypothetical situation that I'd like to get a read from some other CO's out there. Let's say you have an existing class J&A (-6) for XX amount. You want to increase the ceiling for in-scope changes that does not exceed the original approval authority. Under the AAFARS Informational Guidance IG5306 it states: Procedures for J&A changes ( b ) After approval. (3) After contract award, if the dollar value of an in-scope change exceeds the original J&A approval authority or increases the approved J&A dollar value by 50 percent or more, the contracting officer shall submit an
  12. Can you use Best Value Trade-off when competing IDIQ task orders? Yes you can if you so choose. FAR 16.505 gives you the leeway to do a number of trade-off procedures as long as you document it in the solicitation and use cost/price as a factor. Do you have to do IAW with FAR 15? Nope not at all. (B ) Orders under multiple award contracts? (1) Fair opportunity. (i) The contracting officer must provide each awardee a fair opportunity to be considered for each order exceeding $3,000 issued under multiple delivery-order contracts or multiple task-order contracts, except as provided for in p
  13. JDRYKS, before you get hit for not posting this in the newbie section your question is way to vague. But in some instances you need to look at multiple awards first. Again I don't know what you are exactly asking. In the example below you can see the use of multiple awards 16.504 Indefinite-quantity contracts c) Multiple award preference? (1) Planning the acquisition. (i) Except for indefinite-quantity contracts for advisory and assistance services as provided in paragraph ©(2) of this section, the contracting officer must, to the maximum extent practicable, give preference to making mul
  14. Marine, I can tell you that other DOD organizations are not reading it that way. Also, another way to read that is you do market research to make sure you get at LEAST three, it doesn't say you need to place it on EBuy and get 30. Lawyers are for advice, a good lawyers advice is invaulable, but not all are good. A CO shouldn't agree just because a lawyer says something.
  15. I can tell you one way they are fighting and that's contracting. Currently the AF has over 70% of all contracting spots and are on a 1:1 rotation, 6 months on, 6 months off. So if you look at the number of contractors over here, most of those are because of, or administered by the AF.
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