Determining Responsible Prospective Contractors. Antwan G. Reid PIP Level II Presentation May 20, 2004. Introduction . Federal Government Procurement -Largest consumer in the world -Importance of finding responsible contractors
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Antwan G. Reid
PIP Level II Presentation
May 20, 2004
-Largest consumer in the world
-Importance of finding responsible contractors
-How does a contracting officer determine if a potential contractor is responsible?
-Part I-General Standards (FAR 9.1)
-Part II-Preaward Surveys (FAR 9.1)
-Part III-Certificates of Competency (FAR 19.6)
-In the U.S. or its outlying areas
-Elsewhere (unless inconsistent with laws or
customs where the contractor is located)
-Foreign, State, or Local Governments
-Other U.S. Govt. Agencies
-Agencies for the blind or other severely handicapped
Note: Check for debarred or suspended offerors before evaluation and
- General Business Information
- Financial Statements
- Issues with Financial Statements
- Financial Ratios/Equations
-Application of Standards (FAR)
-Big Asset in Determining Responsibility
-Input from end users, financial, administrative
-Determining an Ethical Business
-Data already obtained
-Data from another Govt. agency
-Data from a commercial source
-On-site inspection of plant and facilities
-Any combination of the above
-List of Parties Excluded from Fed. Procurement
and nonprocurement Programs
-Records and experience data
-Commercial sources of supplier information
-Publications, subcontractors, customers, etc. (pg.14)
-Withhold contract award
-Refer the matter to the cognizant
SBA Govt. Contracting Area Office
-Final Offer submitted by the concern
-Abstract of bids or C.O.’s Price Neg. Memo.
-Technical data package
-Any other justification or documentation (pg.19)
-Contracting officers need to compare the
benefits of an evaluation against the cost.
-Issue of contracting officers placing more value on one general standard over another.
-Contracting officers comfort level with respect to
evaluating a prospective contractor. (pg. 23)
-Submission of the “Determining Responsible Prospective Contractors” guide to the appropriate reviewing committee.
-The creator would remain responsible in order to continuously update the guide.
-NASA Goddard should develop more subject- matter experts.