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17Sep
2018

Every Acquisition is Unique

by Scott Syring

After 16 years in federal contracting, I have never seen an acquisition proceed exactly as its predecessor.  This statement applies to both one-off contracts and task orders competed under multiple award schedules/contracts.  Take for example the simple requirement for custodial services which falls under the AbilityOne Program.  While one may expect the requirement and acquisition...

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10Sep
2018

Calculating Industrial Funding Fees (IFF)

by Christi Gilbert

GSA Schedule contracts require the contractor to remit an Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) to GSA on a quarterly basis. The current IFF is 0.75% of sales. This fee is the means by which the government agency (end-user) procuring products or services on the GSA Schedule compensates GSA for the service they perform in negotiating and...

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3Sep
2018

Drink before You’re Thirsty

by Kevin Jans

Believe it or not, despite putting out over 200 podcast episodes over the last 4 years, I still managed to find time to volunteer with my kids’ sports (it’s amazing how many things are transferrable from business to youth sports…and vice versa. However, that’s a rabbit hole for another day). I have been helping coach...

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27Aug
2018

CORs Must Know Their Contract!

by Tim Griggs

This article addresses how critical it is for a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) to know their contract.  That statement sounds like a massive ‘Duh!” but you would be surprised at how many CORs do not actually read and understand the terms and conditions of the contracted work to be performed.  While this issue is not...

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20Aug
2018

The Inherent Advantage of the Incumbent

by Steve Lucianetti

When a contract comes up for re-compete, it is a chance for other competitors to win that work. The government has, as we all know, very specific rules for competitions that level the playing field. However, any time you compete for work that has been performed by another contractor, you must recognize the inherent advantage...

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