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My teammates are going through a few older 8(a) ANC direct award task orders for professional services. One of the orders ended quite a while ago, but we noticed a few interesting things. Mainly, that several CLINs were left unfilled on the task order, but they weren't taken off via partial termination for convenience. It appears that a CLIN was created for each labor category (and each CLIN was funded from a different pot of money as well).Seems that our picky (and powerful) program office couldn't decide whether to keep the positions, or remove them altogether. Looks like the now-retired CO left the positions on the requirement, but didn't fund (or even fill) them. Has anyone ever had this happen on a labor hour requirement before? Have you seen positions remain on the requirement, yet go unfunded/unfilled due to program/client issues?

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A CLIN for each labor category?  Wow -- I might not want to set up the contract that way.

If a labor hour CLIN is unfunded, I suppose its ceiling price is zero -- this means the contractor has no obligation to perform and the government has no obligation to pay -- maybe everyone understands and everyone is happy.

Is there a problem that you need to resolve?

 

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1 hour ago, Motorcity said:

It appears that a CLIN was created for each labor category (and each CLIN was funded from a different pot of money as well).

Why was it necessary to use funding from a different pot of money for each category?  That what really seems strange to me.

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So, they weren’t actually “ordered”? 

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10 hours ago, Motorcity said:

My teammates are going through a few older 8(a) ANC direct award task orders for professional services. One of the orders ended quite a while ago, but we noticed a few interesting things. Mainly, that several CLINs were left unfilled on the task order, but they weren't taken off via partial termination for convenience. It appears that a CLIN was created for each labor category (and each CLIN was funded from a different pot of money as well).Seems that our picky (and powerful) program office couldn't decide whether to keep the positions, or remove them altogether. Looks like the now-retired CO left the positions on the requirement, but didn't fund (or even fill) them. Has anyone ever had this happen on a labor hour requirement before? Have you seen positions remain on the requirement, yet go unfunded/unfilled due to program/client issues?

Just a thought as the discussion on this continues.   I suggest first step going forward is to review FAR subpart 4.10 regarding CLINS as the starting point with its read combined with the thoughts of this thread.

 

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17 hours ago, joel hoffman said:

So, they weren’t actually “ordered”? 

It appears not, but I am still going through the file. It appears that several contract employees left the requirement and the program office couldn't decide on whether or not they had a need for replacing those individuals. 

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