Glenn What happens if we arent involved early in the process Laura Good

Glenn what happens if we arent involved early in the

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Glenn: What happens if we aren't involved early in the process? Laura: Good question! I take a close look at the support documents attached to the 2579 and make sure that adequate consideration has been given to small businesses. I may conduct additional market research to locate small businesses that were not identified originally. If my market research supports a small business set-aside but the Contracting Officer is recommending full and open competition, I request the Contracting Officer and
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Program Manager to reconsider the recommendation and seek support from the PCR if necessary. If I am not involved in the planning early, it could be a headache for everyone and possibly delay issuing the solicitation for the acquisition! That’s why I stress to the Program Managers and Contracting Officers to involve me early in the process. Solicitation-Award Phase Summary Preparation of the solicitation is a very important step in the contracting process. The solicitation is the document that requests offers or quotes to the Government and it communicates to industry the requirements and anticipated terms and conditions needed by the Government, while also indicating if the acquisition is a set-aside. The conduct of the source selection is as significant as the solicitation. An accurate source selection is critical. Successful contract award depends on it. Awarding the contract is not as simple as just notifying the apparent successful offeror. The apparent successful offer must be determined responsible and unsuccessful offerors must be notified. Contract actions must be documented in FPDS-NG and contracts distributed within 10 days of award. Post Award Phase Overview The primary activities in the Post Award Phase are monitoring contractor performance and closing out the contract once it is complete. Select each step under Post Award for additional information. Post Award Phase begins after competitively negotiated contract(s) is awarded Phase ends when all contract performance is complete and contract(s) close out is complete Monitor Performance As the contractor delivers the contracted products or services, the Contracting Officer monitors the contractor’s performance and addresses any issues that arise. Some of these contract administration functions may be delegated to a Contract Administration Office (CAO) such as the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) (see FAR part 42 ). Local Small Business Professionals may assist the Contracting Officer and/or DCMA with monitoring contractor compliance for small business participation requirements and small business subcontracting plan requirements. The Contracting Officer may appoint a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) to assist in the technical monitoring and/or administration of a contract (see FAR 1.602-2(d ) and FAR 1.604 ) Deliverables Inspection/Acceptance and Contractor Performance Assessments. The Contracting Officer and/or their designated representatives if contract administration functions have been
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