Ask A Professor (AAP) is a Department of Defense resource for asking acquisition and logistics questions concerning policies and practices.
9/22/2017 2:51:00 PM
Question:Should the ACO take any steps due to the underrun by the KTR?
Answer: Assuming that it is a DOD contract and issued after March 2014 it should contain the 252.232-7012 Performance-Based Payments–Whole-Contract Basis or the ...(More)
8a Program Price Determination
9/20/2017 1:46:00 PM
Question: Is the contracting officer required to make two pricing determinations? 1) The award price is a fair market price IAW FAR 19.806(b), and 2) the award price is determined fair and reasonable IAW FAR 15.404-1(b)(2)?
Answer: FAR 19.202-6(b), Determination of Fair Market Price, states, "for 8(a) contracts, both with respect to meeting the requirement at 19.806(b) and in ...(More)
Partial Lot Inspection and Acceptance
9/20/2017 11:00:00 AM
Question: What is the appropriate way to handle multiple/partial inspections and acceptances against a 1 Lot Line Item?
Answer: Sometimes on repair orders, the PCO estimates the number of items to be ...(More)
Negotiating Task Orders under FAR Part 13
9/19/2017 3:31:00 PM
Question: Is it required to conduct negotiations before awarding task orders under SAP contracts? Also, what paperwork is required if the contractor agrees to lower his prices? Is a POM/PNM required? Or is it simply an MFR that details the negotiation procedures that we took?
Answer: Ensuring the government obtains the benefit of maximum discounts before award (see FAR 13.103(b) is always a prudent pursuit prior to awarding a ...(More)
9/19/2017 1:57:00 PM
Question: Was a UAC committed when the registration was sent on 1 May 17? Would the answer change if the participation in the event can be cancelled NLT 1 July 17 and on 1 Jun 17, a Purchase Card Holder called the vendor to provide the card information to be charged? Based on guidance I've read, requesting, reserving, ordering or accepting any goods or services without first going through a contracting officer or Government Purchase Cardholder would constitute an UAC.
Answer:es, there was a technical unauthorized commitment. It really doesn't matter that registration can be cancelled before an actual payment obligation is ...(More)
Can Army Research grant funds pay for civilian salaries
9/19/2017 4:49:00 PM
Question: Can the grant funds be used to pay for a DA civilian position?
Answer: This response is based on the information provided. We suggest you discuss with your ...(More)