Report contractor seeking advice on contract type in Contract Award Process Posted June 15, 2010 As a taxpayer and a contracting officer, this email from this contractor offends me. There is nothing wrong with making a buck; I am all for it!!.It's the description of dumping of a "bucket" of taxpayer money in apparent violation of bona fide needs rule that disgusts me. As I was trying to state from the beginning I don't know what I am doing, I am a PWIC who is trying to hire a PersonWithAClue to help educate me, my team, and our potential customers. My point about the bucket of money should probably have been stated "obligate funds" and it should have been stated "we have identified 50m worth of work, we are not sure how verbose the SOW needs to be for this work, we'd like to have the flexibility to have the government assign tasks easily". Similar to how 8A Stars works. Again, sorry for my writing, I am still trying to understand how everything works on a realistic level. Mucho Gracias to all those who've helped me to date!