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Knwoing Federal Acquisition Regulation
A/E Contract Award Management
FAR Applicability - Participating Agencies
OGM creating and structuring a competitive technical proposal can quickly become an overwhelming task, unless you have access to experienced professional leaders in marketing to the Federal Government.
You will not "cross the finish line" in the Federal space without having the ability to develop a compliant technical proposal.
OGM has developed hundreds of such proposals, and has established itself as a recognized industry expert in developing the technical proposals required for prime contractors and subs, helping them win awards in multiple industries.
OGM specializes in understanding the best business practices, protocols and processes that each Government Agency follows, which allows OGM to develop the compliant and winning proposals, demanded by its clients.
Federal Services (Proposal Development)
Meet the significant principle requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Build a trust with federal government contracting officers and develop entirely covered qualifications to meets the adequate definition of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is the principal set of rules in the Federal Acquisition Regulation System. The system consists of sets of regulations issued by departments and agencies of the federal government of the United States to govern what is called the "acquisition process"; through to which the government purchases ("acquires") goods and services.
Consists of three phases: (1) need recognition and acquisition planning, (2) contract formation, and (3) contract administration.
The purpose of the FAR is to provide "uniform policies and procedures for acquisition. Among its guiding principles is to have an acquisition system that satisfies customer's needs in terms of cost, quality, and timeliness; minimize administrative operating costs; conduct business with integrity, fairness, and openness; and fulfill other public policy objectives.
(FAR) Federal Contract Management
FAR Part 6 - Competition Requirements
FAR Part - 7 Acquisition Planning
FAR Part 8 - Required Sources Of Supplies And Services
FAR Part 9 - Contractor Qualifications
FAR Part 15 - Contracting By Negotiation
FAR Part 18 - Emergency Acquisitions
FAR Part 25 - Foreign Acquisition
FAR Part 26 - Other Socioeconomic Programs
FAR Part 36 - Construction And Architect-Engineer Contracts
FAR Part37 - Service Contracting
FAR Part 38 - Federal Supply Schedule Contracting
FAR Part 41 - Acquisition Of Utility Services
FAR Part 44 - Subcontracting Policies And Procedures
FAR Part 46 - Quality Assurance
FAR Part 52 - Solicitation Provisions And Contract Clauses
In accordance with Brooks Architect-Engineer Act (Public Law 92-582 as amended; TITLE 40-Public Buildings, Property And Works, Subchapter Vi-Selection Of Architects And Engineers, et seq.) Compliance required by Engineer Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (UAI/EFARS) 36.601-3 (S-101) and its Successor Policies as cited in A-E Selection Criteria, and; conducted Approval of Selections.
ACASS is an automated database of A-E qualifications, performance evaluations and contract awards. It isa DoD-wide system that ismanaged by the Contractor Appraisal Information Center (CAIC) at the Portland District 2 of the Corps of Engineers.
ACASS is primarily used by DoD agencies, but various civilian Federal agencies also use the system.
A/E Contract Selection Criteria
FAR 36.602-1 sets the general selection criteria for A-E contracts as follows: "(1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services; “(2) Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where, appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials; “(3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; “(4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; “(5) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project; and “(6) Acceptability under other appropriate evaluation criteria." The Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) 236.602-1(a)(6) supplements the FAR and specifies additional selection criteria for DoD. In particular, DoD agencies must: (1) "Consider the volume of work awarded by DoD during the previous 12 months. In considering equitable distribution of work among A-E firms, include small and small disadvantaged business firms and firms that have not had prior DoD contracts," (2) "Consider as appropriate superior performance evaluations on recently completed DoD contracts," and(3) "Consider the extent to which potential contractors identify and commit to small business and to small disadvantaged business, historically black college and university, or minority institution performance of the contract, whether as a joint venture, teaming arrangement, or subcontractor."