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I am working on a new A-E IDIQ award with a base year and 4 one-year option periods with a not to exceed amount over the TINA threshold of $750,000. The process has been on-going for over two years primarily because the Pre Price Negotiation Memorandum (PPNM) has not passed business clearance even though it has been rewritten and submitted several times. The #1 most highly qualified firm is a large business and even though the cost and pricing data was submitted, this contracting office (with several Level II certified specialists) does not have on-the-job experience with what to do with
Would love some input here from any knowledgeable folks about this. If an agency intends to issue a single solicitation for multiple A-E services IDIQ contracts, is that a "multiple award" as defined under FAR 16.505 and does the fair opportunity process apply at the task order level? FAR 16.5 exempts AE IDC's from the statutory multiple award preference, I get that. And the Brooks A-E Act as implemented by FAR 36.6 applies, i get that too. But by logic, if one solicitation results in multiple IDC's it seems that's a "multiple award" situation. And as for Fair Opportunity, I'd think the m
I have a scenario where in an A-E source selection a CO is unable to negotiate a mutually satisfactory contract with the most highly qualified firm because the offered price is not considered fair and reasonable. This is based upon an analysis between the government cost estimate and the contractor’s proposed price. Engineering stands by their estimate. Discussions with the most qualified firm are terminated in accordance with FAR 36.606(f). Upon requesting a proposal and conducting discussions with the next highest qualified firm the overall price is only ever so slightly better. This add
Outside of an acquisition following Brooks Act procedures (40 U.S.C. 1101-1104), is there a permissible method for contracting for service contractors to perform on-site engineering reviews, construction phase inspections, preparation &/or review of As-Built drawings, or similar services? I view these items as “services of an architectural or engineering nature, or incidental services, that members of the architectural and engineering professions (and individuals in their employ) may logically or justifiably perform, including studies, investigations, surveying and mapping, tests, evaluati