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Professional Services Category Office Hours: FAR 8.402(f) Open Market Item Challenges

Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Location: 
Virtual
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During this month's Office Hours we will review OMI challenges and GAO case law history with regard to OMI. A real world example of a FAR 8.402(f) compliance method will also be presented. 

Date:               June 15, 2017

Time:              8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PT // 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

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During this session you will learn about Open Market Items (OMI) challenges under the Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) program. OMI are items/services which are not priced on the Federal Supply Schedule Contract. OMI may be included in an FSS order for administrative convenience. FAR 8.402(f) requires all applicable acquisition regulations pertaining to the purchase of the items not on the Federal Supply Schedule have been followed (e.g., publicizing (Part 5), competition requirements (Part 6), acquisition of commercial items (Part 12), contracting methods (Parts 13, 14, and 15), and small business programs (Part 19). It is generally impractical to meet all FAR 8.402(f) requirements without issuing a separate procurement outside the FSS program for those items. Note that “items” also includes services not priced on the FSS Contractors Price List.

About Office Hours

GSA's Professional Services Category monthly Office Hours are designed to address federal customer agency questions about professional services acquisition. Office Hours are open forum question and answer webinar sessions connecting contracting officers at federal customer agencies with GSA professional services contracting subject matter experts. Attendees can get support to their questions for finding the right solution for their complex professional services acquisition needs.

 

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