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  1. Has anyone encountered a contractor intimidating a KO during negotiations by reporting the KO to upper Government Management if the KO doesn’t agree to the contractor’s counter offer? How would you handle a situation where the contractor is attempting to intimidate the KO?
  2. Why would be the KO consider incorporating the clause at FAR 52.215-23 Alternate I, as opposed to the clause at FAR 52.215-23.
  3. I have two Master Degrees (one is a MS in a STEM field and the other is a MBA)
  4. I would prefer to transition to another job series that is more technical and challenging.
  5. I have been a Contract Specialist for 2 years and I work in R&D on a sole source IDIQ Contract. I consider myself an overachiever and self-motivated. Within the past 2 years, I have earned a NCMA CFCM certification, DAWIA Contracting level 2 certified, and completed Calculus 1-3 from a local University. In my office, our customer and management expects the 1102s to award delivery orders as quickly as possible. Management only cares about the quantity of actions awarded and little about quality. For example, we are expected to: issue Order Request for Proposals prior to reviewing the
  6. The changes are out of scope of the existing Delivery Order and all Orders placed against the basic IDIQ contract are exempt from FAR Part 6. Would you proceed with a new Order since the work is out of scope?
  7. Hello, I am new to contracting ( 1.5 years as an 1102), and I have a question regarding changing the terms/requirements of an exercised option. Scenerio: A Delivery Order against a single source IDIQ contract was executed in FY 17. The Delivery Order included a base effort and Options 1-3. Option 2 was awarded last month. And this week, we received a SOW revision from the requiring office and they want to change the requirements of the exercised Option 2 and previously negotiated Options 1 and 3. In a sole source environment, are we able to issue a bilateral change order mo
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