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  1. yeah, my new T-11R didn't deploy. It's been known to happen. I shouldn't have said what i said. but lol on some of the responses.
  2. I couldn't get acquisition.gov to open and didn't try any other avenues, but isn't 5 days prescribed in FAR 33, not 10 days? so if 4 and 48 CFR conflict which one do you follow? I'd gather with a degree of certainty this has happened before. Another question, since the regulations use the word offered, i could potentially offer a post award debrief 5 days after a written request for one, and if 5 days is the time limitation to protest, the contractor would be untimely in their protest since i didn't give it until day 5? that seems shady but that's what i took away.
  3. I took a innovation in contracting class recently. there were about 30 of us. There were more procurement attorneys then 1102's. one of the opening questions was why we wanted to take this class. almost all of the attorneys said they wanted to know where the innovation training was coming from because they had been seeing more garbage (my term) then they where historically used to.
  4. Thanks everyone. I'm not going to respond to all the what if's and questions, but I'll leave some final words just to close up the thread. ↓ yup, we didn't get enough proposals to make the number of awards we planned on. I appreciate you trying to flush out the thoughts and details, but in the end with leaving all the gaps in what i haven't explained, i don't think we're at a cardinal change. I don't know how long deviations take in most of the Government, but for the few agencies I've worked for, it's not quick. the quicker option had we not planned on a deviation at the beginning would be to resolicited. GSA is the Tom Brady of federal agencies, GSA gets away with a lot of stuff. This is the conclusion i gathered and i believe the solicitation allows for some awards now and more after discussions. I appreciate everyone's time and input. I have nothing further. Dsmith out.
  5. Correct. I guess a piece of information that would have helped, we're using seed projects to evaluate price, which were solicited with the IDIQs. so not necessarily for just the PM but for the project schedules. The evaluation criteria, i think, wasn't that complex or hard to understand. I think with discussions, revisions, reviews, 8-12 weeks, majority of which is internal Leadtime (a different discussion).
  6. from a project manager standpoint, over a certain $ threshold you have to go to a board, which is one day a month, usually towards the end of the month, and the approval comes a few weeks later, so it's schedule. PM's tend to think their projects are the most important thing in the world. Our office gets a periodical about contracting stuff, and i disagree with it. what prompted my question was the below, and i don't agree with it. Nothing Magic about 5 Years, other then prices have changed dramatically over 5 years, and in this particular area, we dont want to limit the experience of other contractors.
  7. I have a question where I thought there was a simple answer, and there still may be. I was talking through what I wanted to do with a peer and now I’m not sure on the answer. I know what I can get away with, but looking at the right answer. I want to award 8-10 IDIQ’s. A solicitation was advertised LPTA and we received 7 proposals, 4 of which were acceptable; however the capacity of 4 contractors most likely would not fulfil our 5 year planned requirements, so I want to negotiate with 3 of the unacceptable offerors and try to give the offerors a chance to cure the deficiencies. I want to award at least one IDIQ now so work can start on a TO and then negotiate with the contractors that had deficiencies in their IDIQ proposals, award those IDIQ’s later, and have different POP among the IDIQ awardees. So Question, can you have a MATOC with multiple IDIQ contract awardees with different POP’s? How, if anything, would that affect the fair opportunity requirement? is that still considered a MATOC? Do you have different POP for an agency MATOC’s or do you modify the IDIQ’s to have the same POP after negotiations? What am I not thinking about? Am I making this too hard? I have an idea what I’m gonna do, but thought I’d ask hoping for non-hostile input. * I’m not spelling out acronyms. Interpret acronyms as used in common practice.
  8. I don't know what GovCons or M&A mean.
  9. Understood, do attachments have a different contract meaning vs being included as part of a contract full text? I know we're talking about C vs H but what about J? Reason for my quote, I'm non-DOD and i'd like to take a D-B class sometime. If you can let me know what you teach (if you still do) or otherwise recommend I'd appreciate it. I don't do a lot of D/B stuff but once in a while it presents itself.
  10. Some construction industries use this format. others use modified formats, some use the AASHTO format. Maybe unrelated to this forum.
  11. O and the survey was focused on our industry specifically.
  12. I got an agency protest. First one in a long while. I looked back 6 years and found 3 size standard protests and one agency. We did an informal survey and found most contractors don’t protest because they think we treat them in good faith (my industry is very specific to a certain kind of work). Weren’t evaluated right, unfair advantage, etc. etc. but if we were more transparent and not so scared to talk to the contractor community would protests chill out?
  13. I'm not saying I disagree, just wanted to clarify if y'all are suggesting labels shouldn't be used or just that labels are not required to be used?
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