Complex Use of Multiple Award Schedules by Experienced Customers A Power User Session. Name: Dan Briest Title: Contracting Officer Agency: Management Services Center Date: 4 May 2010. Why you should care…. Easy way to buy even complex services. Weapon systems development
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Name: Dan Briest Title: Contracting Officer Agency: Management Services Center
Date: 4 May 2010
“Wrong Schedule” Order is Protestable by “Right Schedule” Contractor
Satisfy recurring requirements
Reduce administrative burden
Leveraging buying power through volume
Support field offices/other contracting offices
Quicker order turn-around
Can incorporate non-conflicting terms & conditions
Can include contractor teaming
No funding required to establish BPA
No synopsis, no competition outside Schedules to establish or use BPAWhy Establish MAS BPA?
One Best Value “Competition”: Who Gets the BPA?
Receive & Evaluate BPA Quotes
Best-Value Source Selection
Award Multiple BPAs
For each Recurring Task:
Develop Task Order Evaluation Criteria
Issue Task Order RFQ (PWS) to “an appropriate number” of BPA-holders (FAR 8.402-3(b)(2))*
Evaluate the Multiple Quotes: Best-Value Source Selection
Award Task OrderMultiple-Award BPA
Two Best Value “Competitions”: Who Gets the BPA? Who Gets the Task Order?
* To “all BPA holders” if DoD (DFARS PGI)
BPAs/Orders Only to Prime (Schedule Contractor)
Team Member 2
SubMAS Teaming and Subcontracting
Schedule Teaming Requires Teaming Agreement
Best Practice: Make sure the contract number(s) for each team member contributing to a task order is/are cited on that order.
Agreement is solely between the Members- can’t conflict with the Schedule
Align Schedules or SIN’s
Under Service Categories
Extract Primary Requirements
70 ITMultiple-Schedule Solution
Engineering & Scientific
What Schedule (or Schedules) meet those Requirements?
Interface with requirements developers and contractors
Create program metrics and reports
Award Date: Jan/Apr 2005; 13 May 2009
Annual BPA Review and Award Term Decision
Flexible Criteria Weighting
Customer Makes Decision
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