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    Brad deMers
    DOD issued a new Deviation
     
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    Last Activity: 3/26/2014 7:17 PM
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    Brad deMers
    As Contracting Officers, achieving 100% accuracy with no inconsistencies is always our intent when negotiating and awarding contractual agreements.  However, we are all human and therefore imperfect.
     
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    Last Activity: 3/10/2014 7:11 PM
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    Brad Powers
    Well, it looks like we hit the mainstream on this one.  For those of you who subscribe to the Virtual Acquisition Office (VAO) newsletter, you will see this post highlighted today (March 10. 2014).  Unfortunately, the title of their article...Read More
    Brad deMers
    In response to the above blog post, we received some excellent questions offline: Q. What happens when the FSS contractor receives an FSS contract price increase?  Based on your order of precedence does this mean the prices will automatically...Read More
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    Brad deMers
     
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    Last Activity: 3/10/2014 5:06 PM
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    Brad deMers
    Please see our blog post regarding this document here: https://interact.gsa.gov/node/453517#startcomment
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    Brad deMers
     
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    Last Activity: 2/26/2014 9:44 PM
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  • Dan Briest's picture
    Dan Briest
    Schedule order market research is no different than the market research you do for your open market (non-Schedule) procurements.  FAR Part 10 applies to Schedule orders, too.  The Request for Information (RFI) you post to eBuy is really the same as the Sources Sought Notice you would post on FedBizOpps for a non-Schedule procurement.  As this is part of market research, you are asking for statements of capability rather than quotes. A draft Performance Work Statement is typically included.  In those cases, comments are typically solicited on that Draft PWS document.  The RFI can then serve
     
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    Last Activity: 11/13/2013 8:41 AM
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    Dan Briest
    The Northeast and Caribbean Region’s National Administrative Services and Office Support Center recently revised a section of the Multiple Award Schedule Program to help our troops returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. Approved by FAS Acquisition Management, the revamped special item number enhances current services in traditional employee assistance while focusing on specific support services such as mental health and comprehensive wellness coaching for the war fighter, veterans, and their families.
     
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    Last Activity: 10/17/2013 9:13 PM
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    Malachi
    DanThanks for raising the awareness about this new offering under 738X SIN 595-28.Based on demand from several VAs nationwide, we've recently expanded the scope under Social Services and Veterans Readjustment to include the full range of case...Read More
    kemconstructors
    Thank you all for this new oppertunity,Our veterans will be thrilled. We look forward to useing all of your tools for veteran owned  business and are future goal to put our men and women vet's back to work.
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    Brad Powers
      This is a frequently asked question we cover to some extent in our standard Using GSA Schedules for Professional Services seminar but our friends at the Department of Interior recently pointed out during one of our seminar sessions that there exists no discussion on this topic online (or at least nothing they could find).  Well, I can’t find it either!
     
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    Last Activity: 7/17/2013 7:13 PM
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    alldal
    Can you comment specifically on FAR Clause 52.237-3, Continuity of Service. Is this talking about the GSA Schedule Contract or is it meant to be applicable to the Task Order. I'm thinking it's highly unlikely to have any services being provided under the...Read More
    Laura4p0
    There is a pretty good discussion of the flow down of clauses and provision from the MAS schedule to the task order here on GSA interact: https://interact.gsa.gov/wiki/adding-provisionsclauses-rfqs Basically, the offeror/quoter has...Read More
    Steve Sizemore
    Just a bit more information on Dan's response to alldal above.  52.237-3 is incorporated by reference into the Schedules and would automatically flow down to the order if needed.  I do agree that it would have no effect at the contract...Read More
    sidabey
    Consistent with the goal of offering a contractor's most favored customer pricing, can an individual Task Order issued against a GSA Schedule deviate from the Master Schedule with regard invoice prompt payment terms ?  Specifically, the...Read More
    Brad deMers
    sidabey,A Prompt Payment Discount shown in the GSA FSS Contract ALWAYS apply to the TO, otherwise it has no meaning.  The Prompt Payment Discount is in addition to and completely separate from any other discount offered at the TO level.  In...Read More
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    Dan Briest
    This blog post describes the reasons Ordering Officers sometimes need to include provision/clauses from the FAR or from their agency's FAR Supplement in Schedule task orders.  When we say that ordering agencies may add "non-conflicting" provisions/clauses to their RFQs, what do we mean?  
     
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    Last Activity: 7/2/2013 8:51 PM
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    Brad Powers
    It was definitely a long road to get to this point but the BPAs for PM/CPI Services have been awarded and are ready for use by anyone eligible to order from the Multiple Award Schedules.  Our own Brad deMers was the contracting officer and once he gets this program completely launched, you'll be seeing a lot more of him here on the SOS pages.
     
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    Last Activity: 6/27/2013 11:49 AM
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    Dan Briest
        We have recently received multiple requests for the proper way to handle Termination for the Government’s convenience, as well as what costs are allowable. Well, here I go without further ado! The termination will be IAW FAR Part 8.406-5, terminations for convenience.   8.406-5 -- Termination for the Government’s Convenience.
     
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    Last Activity: 6/6/2013 4:44 PM
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