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GAO: Task Order Outside Scope of Underlying IDIQ Not Allowed

A recent GAO opinion considers what happens when an agency issues task orders that are outside the scope of the underlying multiple-award contract. Continue reading

GSA says rule change will simplify Schedule buys, reduce proliferation of multiple-award contracts

Until now, there was no way for agencies to buy products and services from GSA’s Schedules program while simultaneously getting the ancillary services and goods they might need to actually make use of them. Continue reading

Fair Opportunity is Not the Best Value

For me, fair opportunity is not the best value in Simplified Acquisitions for agencies or small business concerns. Continue reading

Are RFIs a waste of time and money?

I believe RFIs are a critical tool in helping agencies conduct market research, identify interested companies and eventually narrow the pool of potential bidders, but if the RFI doesn’t turn into a contract opportunity, is government living up to its end of the bargain? Continue reading

Indefinite Delivery Contracts Make Up a Third of Agency Awards

The sometimes-controversial contract type known as indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity accounted for an annual $130 billion of agency awards from 2011-2015 Continue reading

Be prepared: GWACS, IDIQs will grow in this age of uncertainty

The new administration seems intent on downsizing government and government programs, and they have four years to accomplish the task. Continue reading

Agency Erred in Issuing an Out-of-Scope Task Order

An agency’s task order award was improper because the order was outside the scope of the underlying IDIQ contract. Continue reading

2017 NDAA Requires Report on Indefinite Delivery Contracts

Congress is taking a hard look at how to promote increased competition in federal contracting. Continue reading

Cost/Price Evaluation To Be Discretionary For Some DoD IDIQs

The 2017 NDAA includes some important changes that are sure to impact federal procurements. Continue reading

Will Pricing at the IDIQ Level Disappear?

The change could lead to the creation of contract vehicles that use only technical factors to evaluate bidders, leaving pricing competition to take place at the task order level. Source: Will Pricing at the IDIQ Level Disappear? – Nation Analytics