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I am a recently Warranted CO at a civilian Bureau only working in the states (not overseas) that deals with a lot of very low dollar requirements between the Micro Purchase Threshold (MPT) and $15k. I also have to run the purchase card program, but that's an entirely different headache. I currently have an ~$11,000 tree removal project that does not count as unusual and compelling urgency. The only capable vendor, according to the requiring office, is not in SAM. My question is: for things under the $15k threshold, with no synopsizing or publicizing required, and with only o
Hello! I thought this would be a good question for this forum to get a good idea on how things are done in other agencies. How often do you check the System for Award Management (SAM) for active exclusions? Do you check it for every contract action? That is how I was trained but someone brought up today that this may not be necessary. The FAR prohibits soliciting, or awarding to vendors that are on the excluded parties list but does not specifically require the Contracting Officer to check for every modification (e.g. admin changes). I found two applicable references which are verbo
This is new to me: Contractors have to register with dnb.com for a DUNS number in order to register in SAM, which is required in order to get a government contract. CCR, and now SAM, allow an entity with a single DUNS to add 4-digit suffixes ("DUNS+4") to create multiple accounts within CCR/ SAM for different contracts. DUNS+4 can help businesses segregate funds and manage contracts. A small business was recently contacted by DLA, who assigns CAGE Codes, and was told that they could no longer use the DUNS+4 numbers that they registered in CCR. Each DUNS+4 number gets a separate CAGE Code, and