Leo1102, the contract is FFP. My KO wants me to place a PO against the manufacturer and not my KTR.
Is the contract FFP or Cost-Reimbursement?
Work with your Contractor and do a bi-lateral modification to the contract. If the services required to be performed under the contract require the contracted employee to obtain certain training or maintain certain credentials, then that is the responsibility of the Contractor. Since this training was unanticipated at the start of this contract and since it is within-scope, then modify the PWS, and negotiate a price instructing the Contractor not to exceed the JTR reimbursement rates.
The Contractor is well within his right to negotiate G&A and profit on costs incurred. That is why the Government should want to negotiate the cost.
The current contract is expiring shortly and the KTR is not performing to standards. It does bring up a challenge as we are training a KTR employee that could jump ship anytime but the standard practice is that whichever next KTR wins the next contract, generally picks up the KTR employees who were the incumbents.
If the G&A + travel costs go over the JTR, would that be acceptable? I thought we were not allowed to go over government per diem rates.
I don't know of anything that would prohibit it.
If the contractor's standard practice is to allocate G&A to its travel costs, why shouldn't they do so in this case?