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Does the Fiscal Year of the PIIN Matter? A BPA was awarded in September with a FY15 PIIN, but performance starts Oct 01 (FY16). I was told that I should have a FY16 PIIN; however the FY16 PIIN is not available. Other suggestion was to start the contract in FY15 so there wouldn't be questions/problems about my PIIN and POP not matching. ***This was a follow on BPA competed. It was awarded/signed by the Gov't prior to the start date so the vendor could be prepared to perform - base access, etc.***** Is there something I am missing? It seems like the issue of the concern is with September awards
WIFCON gurus, An internal review in a federal agency has suggested that unless a contractor's signature is handwritten in ink on a contract record it isn't official, i.e., not a writing & not authenticated so not binding. While the agency provides for 1102s to use electronic signature capabilities in Adobe Acrobat and MS-Word since those actions are tied to their CACs, the agency does not issue CACs to contractors with which it contracts. That effectively precludes (in the internal review's concept of the world) contractor's from signing a contract record any way but with an original handw