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

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Our monthly Office Hours webinars are designed to answer your questions about professional-services acquisitions and to help you find the right solution for complex requirements. Each Office Hours webinar is an open-forum session connecting federal Contracting Officers and other federal contracting professionals with GSA experts.

This Month's Topic: FAR 8.402(f) Open Market Challenges

This month, 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.

In this edition of Office Hours we will review OMI challenges and GAO case law history with regard to OMI. Senior Contracting Officer Brad deMers will also share real world example of a FAR 8.402(f) compliance method.

Date:  June 14, 2018

Time:  1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m.  PT)

To register click here.

GSA's Professional Services Category monthly Office Hours are designed to address federal customer agency questions about professional services acquisition. Plus you’ll earn 1 CLP!



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