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Regression
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Trying to see if using this regression calculation is an acceptable process to arrive at support labor.

Example by multiplying the total material times the X Variable 1 Coefficient and adding the Intercept.

Is this a good calculation or is there a better process ? 

 

Material  $300,000,000 

Intercept    56.13
X Variable 1    0.000000098

Support labor = ($300,000,000 * 0.000000098) + 56.13 = 86
 

Actual Material $ Actual support for Regression
$         338,073,262  91 
$         343,425,344  94 
$         396,713,846  94 
$         475,330,113  98 
$         530,814,611  104 
$         748,507,682  130 
$         823,531,326  133 
$         785,887,674  135 
$         778,807,225  144 
$         763,340,407  126 


 

Regression Statistics              
Multiple R 0.97              
R Square 0.93              
Adjusted R Square 0.93              
Standard Error 5.532463              
Observations 10              
                 
ANOVA                
  df SS MS F Significance F      
Regression 1 3499.684674 3499.684674 114.3383191 5.14E-06      
Residual 8 244.8652175 30.60815219          
Total 9 3744.549892            
                 
  Coefficients Standard Error t Stat P-value Lower 95% Upper 95% Lower 95.0% Upper 95.0%
Intercept 56.13 5.7794 9.7123 1.05510E-05 42.8036 69.4582 42.8036 69.4582
X Variable 1 0.000000098 9.20E-09 10.6929 5.13637E-06 7.71952E-08 1.19645E-07 7.71952E-08 1.19645E-07

 

Material $ Support 
$         300,000,000  86
$         335,000,000  89
$         370,000,000  93
$         405,000,000  96
$         440,000,000  99
$         475,000,000  103
$         510,000,000  106
$         545,000,000  110
$         580,000,000  113
$         615,000,000  117
$         650,000,000  120
$         685,000,000  124
$         720,000,000  127
$         755,000,000  130
$         790,000,000  134
$         825,000,000  137
$         860,000,000  141
$         895,000,000  144
$         930,000,000  148
$         965,000,000  151
$     1,000,000,000  155
$     1,035,000,000  158
JPO FUNDING
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In joint programs which service is responsible for funding joint requirements ?

LRASM joint project- common and unique requirements - who should be taking the lead in regard to joint funding?

JPO Funding
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Looking for guidance on the regulation that states which joint program party is responsible for a common lead service.

Contract Financing for Lease or Rental Equipment?
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I work for a DoD organization. My question arises from the fact I can find very little solid guidance on if there is any flexibility on lease or rental contracts for financing. I've scanned regulation, forums, articles, etc., and nothing seems to give me a plain answer.

Per FAR 32.001, "contract financing payments" definition is finished by the following:

"Contract financing payments do not include--

(i) Invoice payments;

(ii) Payments for partial deliveries; or

(iii) Lease and rental payments.

So, what am I to do with a rental contract for a piece of equipment (likely barely to be under SAT) as far as payments go? The rental is for an entire year, and the contractor will almost surely be a small business. Can I utilize FAR 52.232-16 ALT 1, or, is this small business really expected to go all year before they get one lump sum payment at contract completion

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Regression
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March 21, 2024 - 12:30pm
QUESTION

Trying to see if using this regression calculation is an acceptable process to arrive at support labor.

Example by multiplying the total material times the X Variable 1 Coefficient and adding the Intercept.

Is this a good calculation or is there a better process ? 

SCENARIO

 

Material  $300,000,000 

Intercept    56.13
X Variable 1    0.000000098

Support labor = ($300,000,000 * 0.000000098) + 56.13 = 86
 

Actual Material $ Actual support for Regression
$         338,073,262  91 
$         343,425,344  94 
$         396,713,846  94 
$         475,330,113  98 
$         530,814,611  104 
$         748,507,682  130 
$         823,531,326  133 
$         785,887,674  135 
$         778,807,225  144 
$         763,340,407  126 


 

Regression Statistics              
Multiple R 0.97              
R Square 0.93              
Adjusted R Square 0.93              
Standard Error 5.532463              
Observations 10              
                 
ANOVA                
  df SS MS F Significance F      
Regression 1 3499.684674 3499.684674 114.3383191 5.14E-06      
Residual 8 244.8652175 30.60815219          
Total 9 3744.549892            
                 
  Coefficients Standard Error t Stat P-value Lower 95% Upper 95% Lower 95.0% Upper 95.0%
Intercept 56.13 5.7794 9.7123 1.05510E-05 42.8036 69.4582 42.8036 69.4582
X Variable 1 0.000000098 9.20E-09 10.6929 5.13637E-06 7.71952E-08 1.19645E-07 7.71952E-08 1.19645E-07

 

Material $ Support 
$         300,000,000  86
$         335,000,000  89
$         370,000,000  93
$         405,000,000  96
$         440,000,000  99
$         475,000,000  103
$         510,000,000  106
$         545,000,000  110
$         580,000,000  113
$         615,000,000  117
$         650,000,000  120
$         685,000,000  124
$         720,000,000  127
$         755,000,000  130
$         790,000,000  134
$         825,000,000  137
$         860,000,000  141
$         895,000,000  144
$         930,000,000  148
$         965,000,000  151
$     1,000,000,000  155
$     1,035,000,000  158
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JPO FUNDING
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March 12, 2024 - 01:33pm
QUESTION

In joint programs which service is responsible for funding joint requirements ?

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LRASM joint project- common and unique requirements - who should be taking the lead in regard to joint funding?

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JPO Funding
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February 22, 2024 - 09:47pm
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Looking for guidance on the regulation that states which joint program party is responsible for a common lead service.

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Contract Financing for Lease or Rental Equipment?
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December 15, 2023 - 04:22pm
QUESTION

I work for a DoD organization. My question arises from the fact I can find very little solid guidance on if there is any flexibility on lease or rental contracts for financing. I've scanned regulation, forums, articles, etc., and nothing seems to give me a plain answer.

Per FAR 32.001, "contract financing payments" definition is finished by the following:

"Contract financing payments do not include--

(i) Invoice payments;

(ii) Payments for partial deliveries; or

(iii) Lease and rental payments.

So, what am I to do with a rental contract for a piece of equipment (likely barely to be under SAT) as far as payments go? The rental is for an entire year, and the contractor will almost surely be a small business. Can I utilize FAR 52.232-16 ALT 1, or, is this small business really expected to go all year before they get one lump sum payment at contract completion

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GAO-17-291 DoD Needs Better Information on Incentive Outcomes
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​On 11 July 2017, the GAO released this report on the DoD's use of incentive contracts.  View it in the documents tab under reports, or on the CCPF CoP home page under Incentive Contracting.

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CLC 137
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​CLC 137, Advanced Issues in Incentive Contracting has been delayed until AUG 2017.

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2017 DoD Contracting Conference
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​Check back here for UPDATES from the 2017 DoD Contracting Conference being held June 26-29 in Leesburg, VA!

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Upcoming Lunch and Learn - Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) - 1 August 2018
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On 7 June 2018, the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy issued a Memorandum entitled, "Reducing Acquisition Lead Time by Eliminating Inefficiencies Associated with Cost or Pricing Data after Price Agreement ("Sweep Data"). On 1 August 2018, Professor Bob Williams, DAU Midwest Region, will present a Lunch and Learn on this topic (Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA), Certifications, and Sweeps Topic: Reducing Acquisition Lead Time by Eliminating Inefficiencies Associated with Cost or Pricing Data Submissions after Price Agreement ("Sweep Data).

 

The "Sweep", as a creation of the 1980's designed to reduce the incidences of defective pricing found in non-compliance with the Truth in Negotiations Act (or TINA), adds significantly to the Procurement Acquisition Lead Time (PALT). This lunch and learn will answer the questions:

 

  • What is TINA?
  • What is Defective Pricing?
  • What is SWEEP data?
  • What is the impact of this policy shift?

     

    In addition to answering these questions, Robert (Bob) Williams, Professor of Contract Cost, Price, and Finance, will present a workflow learning tool to help facilitate, motivate and document more timely submissions of current cost and pricing data during negotiations.

     To register for this event  - https://www.dau.mil/events/Lunch-and-Learn--%22TINA%22-Sweep-Policy-Change


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Director of Defense Pricing Video
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​Mr. Shay Assad, Director of Defense Pricing, was a featured speaker at the 2017 Government Contract Pricing Summit. A video of his presentation has been uploaded to the CCPF Playlist.

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Contract Types Animated Videos
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New animated videos which illustrate how various contract types generally operate have been uploaded to the CCPF Playlist and as Learning Materials under the Documents tab.​

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Streamlined PNM Format
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This is a part of the DoD Sole Source Streamlining Toolbox and can be found inside the AFMC IG 5315-4 document. It is for actions valued below $5M, the Streamlined PNM Format or any other format which adequately addresses the basis of the proposed, objective, and negotiated amounts may be used.

JOC IDIQ Task Order Minimum Guarantee
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So, we have a JOC Contract where we issued a task order for the minimum guaranteed amount with no task just the money for the Contract.  Then we issued another task order for a job which exceed the minimum guarantee.  This occurred during the base year of the contract.  Should there have been task associated with the minimum?  If, we issued a second task order that exceed the minimum should that task order be de-obligated?  If, so what regulation states as such?  I can't find it in any FAR, DFAR FMR ect. So, we have a JOC Contract where we issued a task order for the minimum guaranteed amount with no task just the money for the Contract.  Then we issued another task order for a job which exceed the minimum guarantee.  This occurred during the base year of the contract.  Should there have been task associated with the minimum?  If, we issued a second task order that exceed the minimum should that task order be de-obligated?  If, so what regulation states as such?  I can't find it in any FAR, DFAR FMR ect.

Parametric Estimating Handbook, 4th Edition.
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This comprehensive guide serves as a valuable resource for all industry and government acquisition professionals who prepare, evaluate or negotiate proposals using parametric estimating techniques. This comprehensive guide serves as a valuable resource for all industry and government acquisition professionals who prepare, evaluate or negotiate proposals using parametric estimating techniques. Reference Link: International Cost Estimating and Analysis Organization (http://www.iceaaonline.com)

DOD and NASA Guide - Incentive Contracting Guide 1969
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This 1969 Incentive Contracting Guide, which supersedes previous DoD and NASA Incentive Contracting Guides (the NASA Cost-Plus-Award-Fee (CPAF) Guide is the only exception), has been developed to describe improved incentive contract structuring and administration techniques in order to maximize the effectiveness of incentive contracts. DOD and NASA Guide: Incentive Contracting Guide 1969

CLB 007 Cost Analysis
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Description:   Cost Analysis (excerpted from BCF-103) focuses on the basic cost analysis process. Cost estimates are one of the fundamental building blocks of any acquisition program. At the end of this module, you should be able to, define various financial management terms as they relate to the defense acquisition process, determine when various cost estimates are required to be prepared, determine what estimating methodology is most appropriate, and what cost data is of interest to various program stakeholders.  Click here to access the module If you are interested in earning 3.5 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) in Cost Analysis towards the DoD requirement for 80 Continuous Learning Points every two years, you must go through all lessons until the orange circles are filled in on the Table of Contents and you must score 100% on the post test. You will have as many attempts as you need to attain the 100% score. DAU iCatalog CLB 007

GAO-06-66, DoD Has Paid Billions in Award and Incentive Fees Regardless of Acquisition Outcomes December 2005
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GAO-06-66,  DoD Has Paid Billions in Award and Incentive Fees Regardless of Acquisition Outcomes (December 2005)

PROPOSAL KICKOFF MEETING CHECKLIST
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This is a part of the DoD Sole Source Streamlining Toolbox. This would be used by the Contracting Officer shortly after the RFP is issued and prior to receipt of proposal. It would be used to assist in ensuring proposal adequacy at both the prime and subcontractor levels. The contracting officer should conduct proposal kickoff meetings subsequent to request for proposal (RFP) (check agency regulation/policy if this is a mandatory procedure).

Guidance on Using Incentive and Other Contract Types
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On 1 April 2016, Ms. Grady, Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, issued the attached memo and guide on using incentive and other contract types. The guide provides considerations for contracting officers and acquisition professionals when selecting and negotiating the most appropriate contract type for a given acquisition situation. The guide provides considerations for contracting officers and acquisition professionals when selecting and negotiating the most appropriate contract type for a given acquisition situation.

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