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  1. Thanks so much for the help! It's good to know that evaluating COs don't have any expectation that their evaluations are confidential.
  2. Corrrect. Contractor wants to disclose favorable information, in the scenarios listed. I understand that COs provide this information with some understanding that it is confidential, but I am not sure what the recipient's requirement to keep the information confidential is, especially where the CPARS reviewer's or agency's identity might be disclosed. There doesn't seem to be any problem with a proposal provided directly to the government, as presumably the proposal reviewers have access to the system to get that information themselves. In the other two situations, third parties outside the government are viewing the information - in scenario 3, the prime contractor can see not only the information, but the name of the reviewer/agency/contractor. Neil, I am a contractor person
  3. Is it okay for a contractor to disclose a CPARS in any or all of the following circumstances: 1 A quote attributed to "government contracting officer" - not the actual CO or agency - of specific CPARS language in general advertising, website, etc 2 Quote, identified to the contract on which the CPARS was given, in a federal government proposal, with the quote marked as exempt from FOIA disclosure 3 Entire CPARS is provided to a prime contractor, who has signed a nondisclosure agreement, to submit on a prime government proposal (CPARS is marked as confidential according to the nondisclosure language)
  4. And ask for asking NITAAC, one of the things that's upsetting people is NITAAC didn't answer specific questions. They combined the questions and answered - something. Industry has been complaining about this: What NITAAC did in releasing responses is they combined questions. So if you’re a prospective offer, and you’re looking for an answer to your question, it’s combined with another company’s question, it may not be answered fully, it may not be answered at all, but NITAAC thinks it was. - Stephanie Kostro, PSC https://federalnewsnetwork.com/contractsawards/2021/06/industry-calling-on-nitaac-to-reassess-cio-sp4-solicitation-push-back-due-date-for-bids/
  5. sorry for the typo, Vern, Company 1 has the SIN. Company 2 does not.
  6. Agency has released an RFP requiring bidders to have been awarded a specific SIN on a specific MAS schedule. Two companies want to form a CTA to respond. Company 1 has been awarded the MAS schedule in question, but has NOT been awarded that SIN. Company 2 has not. Some say that's okay, because GSA wants to increase "total solutions" on schedule by allowing CTAs to cross SINs. Others (me included) say that each company must be capable of receiving an award, and if a condition of the award is that awardee have been awarded the specific SIN, Company 2 is not eligible for award. What does anyone think?
  7. What business advantage will these fond remembrances give the contractor?
  8. On a related topic, I'd like readers' opinions on the value of responding to pre-RFP notices. I understand the value of responding to pre-RFP notices where the government asks for recommendations on products or methodologies. But my colleagues state that all smart government contractors respond to any RFIs or sources sought (even responding as a large business to a pre-RFP Rule of Two sources sought notice.) Even if the company has no position at an agency and does not have particularly strong qualifications for the work. For the following reasons: 1 RFI responses are like valentines. The CO's like to get a lot and will be grateful to all who submit. Also COs will discriminate in the eventual procurement against companies that didn't submit to the notice. 2 Putting in an RFI increases name recognition, regardless of how limited the company's capabilities appear from the RFI. 3 Companies that want to meet with a government agency in advance of an RFP, to introduce their capabilities for an opportunity or to shape the ultimate RFP, will be more welcome and meet with more important decisionmakers if they have submitted to an RFI. Opinions?
  9. That is very helpful thank you. All these cases where trouble was caused by inclusion of a "wrong" CAGE code - I am still suprised that there are so many awards with no CAGE code on the form. I guess sometimes the CO enters it?
  10. I saw the acq,osd.mil instructions. There is out of date stuff up there, though. I am perplexed that I see such a large number of completed 1449s with the DUNS, not the cage code, in that block. It is a mystery.
  11. Having flipped through a bunch of awards, I see that before aroudn 2015 there was in fact a space for DUNS at the bottom of block 17, definitely implying that DUNS doesn't go in either of the "code" boxes. But that line is gone now, and a good number of the awards I examined had the DUNS number in the first block. More than half of the awards had neither block filled out, though.
  12. HI Retread! Thanks so so much for this, can you give me a cite?
  13. So in the picture above, where does DUNS go and where does CAGE code go.
  14. What goes in the little box labeled "code" - DUNS or Cage Code?
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