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  1. As a result of the internal review (and who wants to cross folks w/ the power of the pen that can come audit again and again) the 1102s can electronically sign contract records pursuant to internal policy but contractors are precluded from signing contract records any other way than via handwritten ink signature. That's a real pain in the can. As far as the case law history on what is and isn't considered to be valid legal signature for contracts, I can't tell you what is and isn't black letter law. However, anecdotally, it does seem from a cursory review that handwritten ink signatures are
  2. WIFCON gurus, An internal review in a federal agency has suggested that unless a contractor's signature is handwritten in ink on a contract record it isn't official, i.e., not a writing & not authenticated so not binding. While the agency provides for 1102s to use electronic signature capabilities in Adobe Acrobat and MS-Word since those actions are tied to their CACs, the agency does not issue CACs to contractors with which it contracts. That effectively precludes (in the internal review's concept of the world) contractor's from signing a contract record any way but with an original handw
  3. WIFCON readers, I'm advising on an agency level IDIQ evaluation for professional engineering services. Prices to be on contract will be ceiling prices for various line items of professional labor, with task orders competed for upcoming requirements. The solicitation language makes line item price reasonableness important, but also has a balancing test that gives consideration of the line item prices in the context of the overall offered/evaluated price (line items x estimated quantities for each). That balancing test was intended to make sure no line item prices were excessive, but to allow
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