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  1. I am a KO and have a requirement for a specialized type of intelligence analysis services that has been sole sourced for the last 15 years because market research indicates that only one contractor can provide this service. We competed the requirement this year (base plus four) to ensure that no one else in industry can accomplish this type of work. The solicitation stated that "we anticipate an FFP" contract type. We had no communication with the incumbent prior to proposal submission. At the proposal due date, only one proposal was received, a cost-reimbursable proposal from the incumben
  2. I have a requirement to replace some old turnstiles in a government facility. This effort involves removing the old turnstiles, purchasing new turnstiles and installing the new turnstiles into the government facility--all commercially available items/services. Due to funding issues, the customer would like this to be treated as two separate requirements. One requirement for the teardown and install of the turnstiles (services) and another for the purchase of the turnstiles (item/commodity). Would this be considered a split requirement? The turnstiles are an end item. My thought is tha
  3. Understand--but how does this differ from a GSA contract? Most GSA service contracts are cost type contracts with pre-established labor rates.
  4. I am interested in issuing a CPFF IDIQ contract and request that contractors provide FFP labor rates in their proposals. My thought process behind this is that using FFP labor rates control cost and make it easier to conduct a government price analysis during task order (TO) proposal reviews to ensure the TO proposal is fair and reasonable. FFP labor rates also provide assist with market research for future requirements. I have read the FAR and don't see any reason this cannot be done. I suppose this could be considered a hybrid contract. Does anyone know of any reason this cannot be accom
  5. Napolik hit the nail on the head. The customer is afraid that the money will no longer be available in September.
  6. We have a customer that would like to issue a $4M task order off of a FPAF IDIQ (O&M funded with FY10 funds) in June/July 2010 and make the award effective date for sometime in September 2010. Is this contractually and fiscally possible? Thanks, Jess
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