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    What are some of the ways we can set a ceiling for the FFP completion work now without knowing the specific tasks, and allow for FFP orders to be placed?


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    Although there may be a number of acceptable ways, the examples I found consistently left the estimated IDIQ CLIN values blank when there was a high degree of uncertainty.  FAR 16.504 doesn't require that a maximum "ceiling" be stated at the CLIN level.  So these examples, from across the Services, listed the IDIQ min/max in terms of dollars within a narrative in front of Section B.  The CLINs in Section B were displayed as placeholders to facilitate future task order development; while a sample task order was used for price/cost evaluation purposes.  This approach was even spelled out in a solicitation Q&A document posted on FBO for one of the examples.

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