An alpha contracting
process shouldn't be undertaken without a formal process in place to handle conflict.
212-7001 require the contracting
officer to "check a box" to identify the clauses that are applicable to the specific acquisition of commercial items.
This means that in acquisitions subject to the WTO GPA, the contracting
officer can accept offers of eligible products from Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia without application of the Buy American Act evaluation factor.
One negative aspect of this contracting
method was the reluctance of the system contractor to perform a task-type contract that was more limited in scope than a traditional long-term cost reimbursement contract.
There is a critical, industry-wide need for real-time, systematic and customized enterprise-wide solutions that address the myriad of pricing and contracting
complexities in the marketplace," said Mitchell Kane, who specializes in pricing and contracting
issues as a principal in a life sciences consulting group in the pharmaceutical marketplace.
As a result of personnel ceilings, hiring freezes, early retirements, outsourcing, and Reductions in Force (RIFs), the federal government has kept the number of employees down, but has not maintained the proper mix of employees in light of this new service contracting
The conceptual philosophy behind these NIPARS/PROS contractual models required a cultural readjustment by the entire acquisition community who sustained a belief that only the government, and the contracting
officer, could contract for supplies and services at a fair and reasonable price.
Take a look at performance contracting
, in which your foundry can install modern equipment while someone else picks up the capital investment.
In Leviathan Hobbes argued for a model of sovereignty based on the consent of the contracting
parties "to conferre all their power and strength upon one Man, or upon one Assembly of men, that may reduce all their Wills, [by plurality of voices] unto one Will.
Sadly, it's more like business as usual in the free-wheeling, double-dealing realm of government contracting
, where companies often straddle the public and private sectors to maximize profits from both, and fritter away taxpayers' money on expenses that would give even William Sessions pause.
In fact, the Pentagon exceeded its small business contracting
goal of 18.
with us for the workstation, Sun issues just one purchase order rather than 70.