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  • AMY TIMMERMANN
011/17/2022 2:08 PM

​General topics discussed at this month's sessions as well as any helpful links are provided below:

  1. How to follow the latest/most recent regulation updates and proposed updates
    1. Publication Notices (osd.mil)
    2. Defense Acquisition Regulations System (osd.mil)
    3. Federal Register :: Home - Thursday, November 10th
  2. Intergovernmental Support Agreements - DCS, G-9 | IGSA Partnerships (army.mil); PowerPoint Presentation (af.mil)
  3. Recent policy regarding impacts of inflation and subsequent requests by contractors
    1. DAU Event - FAR part 50, Extraordinary Contractual Actions
    2. DAU News - CON 7470 Inflation and Economic Price Adjustments
  4. GFP/CAP – accountability, tracking, tracking systems; resources
    1. DAU Event - Government Property Matters (Office Hours)
    2. https://dodprocurementtoolbox.com/site-pages/gfp-training
    3. 252.245-7002 Reporting Lossof Government Property. | Acquisition.GOV
  5. Contract Financing – progress vs. performance based payment financing
    1. CLC 026 Performance-Based Payments Overview (dau.edu)
    2. Performance Based Payments Guide (osd.mil)
  6. Commercial Item Determinations – policy, resources, etc.
    1. SUBPART 212.1 — ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS - GENERAL (osd.mil)
    2. DAU Event - DCMA CIG Virtual Office Hours for December 2022
    3. Commercial Item Group (dcma.mil)
  7. Protest of Power(s) from this month - 
    1.  show_public_doc (uscourts.gov)

  8. Other links and points of interest:
    1. DAU Event - CON Certification Course and Exam Webinar Series
    2. Link for all DAU deployed credentials - Credentials (dau.edu)
    3. Events (dau.edu)


11/17/2022 2:08 PMNo
  
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  • AMY TIMMERMANN
210/27/2022 12:54 PM

General topics discussed at this month's sessions as well as any helpful links are provided below:

  1. Continued discussions about recent DoD Source Selection Procedures issued - USA000740-22-DPC.pdf (osd.mil)
  2. Two step sealed bidding
    1. Part 14 - Sealed Bidding | Acquisition.GOV
  3. CPARS - appointments, responsibilities
  4. Additional recent policy regarding impacts of inflation and subsequent requests by contractors
    1. DAU Event - FAR part 50, Extraordinary Contractual Actions
  5. Acquisition planning - team, responsibilities, linkage with market research, etc.
    1. USA001673-22-DPC.pdf (osd.mil)
  6. Introduction to DAU's Contracting Conversations channel: Contracting Conversations - Defense Acquisition University (dau.edu)
  7. All the latest going on with DoD Small Business Contracting and Subcontracting:
    1. DAU Event - Small Business Series - Market Research
    2. DAU Event - Small Business Series - Subcontracting and Small Business Participation
    3. MEMORANDUM FOR (osd.mil) - CD 2023-O0001
    4. CLC 059 Management of Subcontracting Compliance (dau.edu)
    5. M-23-01 (whitehouse.gov)
  8. Protest of Power from this month - 
    1.  B-419385; B-419385.2, People, Technology and Processes, LLC (gao.gov)
  9. Other links and points of interest:
    1. DAU Event - CON Certification Course and Exam Webinar Series
    2. Pages - Contracting Community Homepage (dau.edu)
    3. Events (dau.edu)


AMY TIMMERMANN11/14/2022 3:03 PMNo
  
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  • AMY TIMMERMANN
010/3/2022 4:06 PM

General topics discussed at this month's sessions as well as any helpful links are provided below:

  1. New DoD Source Selection Procedures issued - USA000740-22-DPC.pdf (osd.mil)
  2. New tool through Acquisiton.gov that allows you to compare multiple regulations at once -DAU News - The Acquisition Regulation Comparator Tool in Acquisition.gov is Live  
  3. Fiscal law - obligations vs. commitments vs. expenditures
  4. IDIQ mulltiple awards and minimum guarantees
  5. Contract closeout and importance of finalizing rates
  6. Recently deployed DAU credentials:
    1. CCON 003 Proposal Analysis Credential (dau.edu)
    2. CCON 010 Special Topics in Contract Pricing Credential (dau.edu)
    3. CCON 011 Construction Contracting Credential (dau.edu)
    4. CCON 012 Architect-Engineering Contracting Credential (dau.edu)
  7. Protest of Power from this month - 
    1.  Guidehouse LLP | U.S. GAO
  8. Other links and points of interest:
    1. The Acquisition Innovation Research Center (acqirc.org)
    2. Pages - Contracting Community Homepage (dau.edu)
    3. Events (dau.edu)
    4. Summary - Acquisition Next (cvent.com)


10/3/2022 4:06 PMNo
  
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  • AMY TIMMERMANN
08/29/2022 2:22 PM

General topics discussed at this month's sessions as well as any helpful links are provided below:

  1. Questions about current Buy American regulations and provision/clause selection for solicitations:
    1. Buy American-Solicitation Development Tool (dau.edu)
    2. Buy American Visual Understanding (dau.edu)
  2. Contracting/Modifications Authorities and required file documentation/storage (see agency supplement at the equivalent to FAR subpart 4.8) - Contract Modification Authority Decision Help Guide (dau.edu)
  3. CDRLs – see DoD 5010.12-M, Chapter 3
  4. Blockchain in Procurement - Blockchain in Procurement & Supply Chain | Blockchain in Supply Chain | GEP; SYM-AM-21-104.pdf (nps.edu); Blockchain for military logistics | Article | The United States Army
  5. 2021 Bid Protest Annual Report - GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2021 | U.S. GAO
  6. TINA "sweeps" (recodified at 10 U.S.C. § 3204)
  7. Receiving Reports; Proof of Delivery
  8. QASP use/roles/responsibilities -  QASP (dau.edu); Service Acquisition Mall (dau.edu)
  9. Newly revised DoD Source Selection Procedures - USA000740-22-DPC.pdf (osd.mil)
  10. Other links and points of interest:
    1. DAU News - The Acquisition Regulation Comparator Tool in Acquisition.gov is Live
    2. Home (ncmahq.org)
    3. Pages - Contracting Community Homepage (dau.edu)
    4. Events (dau.edu)


8/29/2022 2:22 PMNo
  
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  • AMY TIMMERMANN
07/28/2022 4:43 PM

General topics discussed at this week's session as well as any helpful links are provided below:

1) DIscussion about policy regarding export controls, FMS "Must know" concepts - references and possible courses are as follows:  PGI 225.7901-2 General. | Acquisition.GOVACQ 1300 Fundamentals of Technology Security/Transfer (dau.edu)DAU Training Course DetailsDAU Continuous Module Details

2) Lively discussions and examples about (1) contract interpretations and how to handle differing interpretations among parties and (2) warrant authority/responsibilities

3) Other DAU Interest Items - Events (dau.edu)Pages - Contracting Community Homepage (dau.edu) - Contracting Certification Course Web Series - Defense Acquisition University (dau.edu) - (new CON cert exam prep course) https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=12833


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