The agreement would allow the selected small business to bid, within the noted FAR constraints, for the maximum number of items for which they qualified, and the remainder of the procurement would be awarded unrestrictedly to any qualified vendor, which could include either small and large businesses.
As was noted, the procurements tested the ability of the FAR to optimally meet the requirements of the RDT&E environment, the patience of the procurement system in addressing and eventually accepting innovative concepts, and the professionalism of the disparate technical and procurement communities in accomplishing a very different but mutually beneficial goal.
Anchorage Air Center FAR 135 2301 Merrill Field Dr Anchorage, AK 99501 278-9752
Beluga Lake Floatplane Service FAR 135 Box 2072 Homer, AK 99603 235-8256
Caribou Air Service FAR 135 1446 Hans Way Fairbanks, AK 99709 479-2189
Deering's Air Taxi Service FAR 135 HCO3 Box 8565 Palmer, AK 99645 822-3762
If the major use of castings continues to be for noncritical applications, FAR
25 already allows the use of a unity factor upon satisfying specification, coupon properties, inspection and full-scale test requirements.
FAR Part 12 states that it is to be used in conjunction with "Part 13 (Simplified Acquisition Procedures), Part 14 (Sealed Bidding), or Part 15 (Contracting by Negotiation), as appropriate for the particular acquisitions.
Part 36 could be addressed simply by including FAR Part 36 as one of the parts to be used with FAR Part 12.
We were amused by the recent GAO report where this shop bought $200 million worth of IT without getting more than one quote as required by FAR
Systech products allow us to address rapidly growing demand within our merchant base for higher speed, lower cost IP transactions," said Rob Meredith, president of FAR POINT.
We are very excited about the FAR POINT solution, and their crystal-clear value proposition to merchants in transition from dial to IP networks.
FAR POINT is a leader in technology-based payment services and application development.