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  1. What business advantage will these fond remembrances give the contractor?
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. 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 There is out of date stuff up there, though.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.
  5. 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.
  6. HI Retread! Thanks so so much for this, can you give me a cite?
  7. So in the picture above, where does DUNS go and where does CAGE code go.
  8. What goes in the little box labeled "code" - DUNS or Cage Code?
  9. It's confusing, because the limitations clauses etc are going to apply if it is awarded to an SDVOSB right? It will in fact be a setaside if an SDVOSB is awarded.
  10. Should the 1449, block 10, on an RFP check the box for "unrestricted" or "setaside," when the evaluation is going to be a VA tiered evaluation, with the tiers being SDVOSB, VOSB, small (HUBzone preference), then finally large? The award will be set aside, subject to limitations on subcontracting etc., if any firm in the first three categories ends up winning, right?
  11. The GSA contract incorporates a WD and includes the clauses. The task order doesn't, though.
  12. Is this true? On a GSA schedule, Contractor has identified an LCAT as covered by SCA LCAT at the contract level. Call the LCAT “Clerk 2.” Contractor gets a task order on the GSA schedule. There is no wage determination attached to the task order, and the task order does not in any way indicate it is covered by SCA. Contractor proposes and invoices a staff member as Clerk 2 on the task order. Contractor does not have to pay that person the SCA wage and benefits, as the SCA determination applies only at the task order level.
  13. A commercial plan would definitely include the small business SINs and every other contract as well. What this contractor wants to do is exclude every contract for which it is technically large from the base for the subcontracting goals. That requires an individual plan. Yes, the CO has a lot of discretion in establishing the base and the goals. The question is, if the contractor says it will subcontract "x" percent of its total revenues, what is it legally obligated to report as total revenues in eSRS. Or, if contractor says it will provide "x" percent of subcontracted dollars to small b
  14. yes, 52.219-9 is included in the GSA schedule contract. On a GSA contract, a contractor may be both small and large, depending on the NAICS for the SINs. A contractor is large or small at the contract level depending on the SIN assigned on award. If a contractor has sales in a large SIN, they will be assigned large at the contract level. Issues: a. they have to state a goal for percentage of total revenue they will subcontract. are they measured on that goal? if so, is it the percentage of all contract revenue or only revenue in SINs where they are large? Regs seem to say contractor must
  15. I cannot find a good source answering the following questions, so would be grateful for anyone's experience? Contractor is filing a subcontracting plan for a application for a GSA schedule. Contractor is going to be large at the contract level, because contractor is large for the preponderant SIN. Contractor will be under the size standard for other SINs. Contractor is required to state a. a percentage of total dollars to be subcontracted b. a percentage of subcontracted dollars to go to small, etc. at the contract level. 1. What should contractor use as the base for es
  16. An RFI stipulates that the RFP will be released as a GSA BPA. A company, while otherwise eligible, cannot accept BPA contracts as its schedule is almost run out. Company is applying for a new schedule and expects to receive it, but cannot guarantee that the new schedule will be awarded by the estimated date the proposal will be due. 1 Should company respond? 2 Will the CO take the company's eligibility and interest in the work into account when deciding whether to set the contract aside? Thanks for your thoughts
  17. Well some competition is required, see 8.405. There are for sure some loopholes connected with setasides though. As was previous discussed in this forum: Large business files subcontract plan agreeing to subcontract x percentage to small company. Large business subcontract x to small business y. Y subcontracts 100 percent to a large business. As far as i know, this is still okay?
  18. Retread, you are right, it is not awarded to the CTA. There are technically three contracts, one each awarded to A, B, and C ( I believe for the full contract value for each). But the CTA members don't have to meet the limitations clause on their own individual contracts. GSA says the 50 percent can be allocated across the total contract value, as the CTA members please: 16) How does the “Limitations on Subcontracting” (FAR 52.219-14) rule work under a Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA)? For example, does the Team Leader have to perform at least 50 pe
  19. sorry, out of town. It is awarded to the CTA. The limitation on subcontracting clause is the one that's currently included in the GSA schedules, which at present is: 52.219-14 LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING (JAN 2017) As far as I know, the FAR has not yet been modded for the new SBA limitations rule, correct? See case 2016-011 https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/opencases/farcasenum/far.pdf
  20. I am pretty sure I know the answer to this. The minimum performance on a setaside contract that's awarded to the members of a CTA can be satisfied by work from any of the CTA members, in any combination, right? So there are three CTA members. Small setaside. A (small)- does 25 percent of the work, billing its rates and ODCs B (small) - does 25 percent of the work, billing its rates and ODCs C (small) - subcontracts 50 percent of the work to a large company, which does the work, billing C's rates and ODCs This is okay, right?
  21. Except, not for GSA BPAs, which are in question? 2) With respect to “Agreements” including Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) (except for BPAs issued against a GSA Schedule Contract), Basic Agreements, Basic Ordering Agreements, or any other Agreement that a contracting officer sets aside or reserves awards to any type of small business, a concern must qualify as small at the time of its initial offer (or other formal response to a solicitation), which includes price, for the Agreement. Because an Agreement is not a contract, the concern must also qualify as small for each order is
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