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IAC-MAC: Are you ready for one of FY18’s biggest IDIQs?

A must win for contractors that perform C4ISR work

The Department of Defense (DOD) will release the final RFP for the Information Analysis Center Multiple-Award Contract (IAC-MAC) on October 3. This $28 billion IDIQ was on Lohfeld Consulting’s top 20 opportunities list for FY17, but final RFP release slipped to first quarter FY18. This Full and Open and Partial Small Business MAC will include three competition pools and combine work previously performed by three separate vehicles: The $5 billion Cyber Security Technical Area Tasks (CS TATs); The $3 billion Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks (DS TATs); and The $900 million Homeland Defense and Security Technical Area Tasks (HD TATs). These predecessor vehicles comprised 40 contracts that generated about $1.6 billion in task order awards for 25 companies since FY14. With ceiling values met or close to being met and many task orders expiring, DoD decided to consolidate efforts and meet the Pentagon’s better buying power goals with the IAC-MAC. … Continue reading IAC-MAC: Are you ready for one of FY18’s biggest IDIQs?

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Contracting under a Trump administration

Larry Allen, Nick Wakeman, and Lisa Pafe weigh in with Mark Amtower

Listen to Larry Allen, Lisa Pafe, and Nick Wakeman discuss issues facing government contractors during the presidential transition with Mark Amtower on “Amtower Off Center”. Discussion topics include IT modernization, continuing resolution, key appointments, impacts of a hiring freeze, and immigration reform. Click to listen to the show on Federal News Radio Connect with Lisa Pafe on LinkedIn

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GSA OASIS SB Pool 2: New mod opens the door to more bidders

The General Services Administration (GSA) issued a new modification on January 5 that significantly widens the opportunity for Small Businesses (SBs) to apply for the OASIS Pool 2 On-Ramp. GSA extended the deadline to submit proposals from January 10 to January 26 to accommodate these changes. As a reminder, the OASIS SB Pool 2 on-ramp is occurring first because GSA filled only 9 of the available 40 slots. They intend to make 31 awards, but did not publish a minimum score as they did for other pools due to the lack of competition on the original RFP. With the January 5 modifications, bidders now have a much longer list of NAICS codes or Product Service Codes (PSCs) from which to select Relevant Experience Primary Projects. The change allows bidders to more easily garner maximum points for this very critical proposal section. Another change is to the Relevant Experience Secondary Projects … Continue reading GSA OASIS SB Pool 2: New mod opens the door to more bidders

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Alliant 2: What does GSA want?

The General Services Administration released the final Alliant 2 Unrestricted and Small Business RFPs on June 24. Companies have until Aug. 29 to submit their six volumes, including the self-scoring template and all verification documentation. One of the biggest questions now is whether to team, but many contractors are finding the options presented in the final RFPs confusing. Experience and past performance must have been performed as a prime Whether you are a large or small business, all project experience and past performance claimed must have been performed as a prime. That requirement does not preclude teaming, but instead means that the project points can be claimed for prime contracts only. All bidders may also submit project experience, past performance, as well as systems, certifications, and clearances of corporate entities with whom they have a “meaningful relationship,” for example, a parent company, subsidiary, or affiliate. May large businesses team? Large … Continue reading Alliant 2: What does GSA want?

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