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  • The two main flaws of a "No Bid Contract" are that they are based on expediency and Single Supplier Availability. Normally used in large scale production of items such as ships, aircraft and tanks, based on capability to immediately construct and fill the need. The flaws is in the assumption are that a cooperative of smaller companies could not coordinate to fulfill the same need in the same timely manner at a greatly reduced cost to the "Taxpayer." The "Actual Bidding Process"  in reality itself would be extend the Process Completion by a period of 60-90 days. This would in addition create a greater spread of employment opportunities throughout the United States. Simple Business Logistics.

    Lynn Bryant DeSpain

    • NO,     

       

      I giive up.    Keep losing the info.   Will try again later.

      CHECK  FAR 6.003   IT IS PRECLUDED WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION FOR NOT SEEKING MAXIMUM COMPETITION AS SET FORTH IN FAR 6.302-1.   AND FAR 6.3019d)m ,must be cleared in your JUSTIOFICACTION AND APPROVAL FOR SOLE SOURCE ACQUISITION document whih is required along with higher level approval and LEGAL SUFFICIENCY APPRROVAL BY YOUR LEGAL OFFICE.

      .The only source known to be able to be able to perform a contract, or the one source among others that, for justifiable reason, is found to be most advantageous for the purpose of contract award.

      A sole source acquisition means a contract for the purchase of supplies or services that is entered into, or proposed to be entered into, by an agemcy

    • Actually, 'no bid contract' is a misnomer used by media to denigrate a totally legitimate method.  The actual term is a SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT.    Sole Source Contracts are most often utilized RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTS.   A  JUSTIFICATION AND APPROVAL for its use must be signed off at higher levels of authority.   IT IS USED WHEN THERE IS ONLY ONE SOURCE FOR THE EQUIPMENT.   The reason is often that WE AKA THE GOVERNMENT/ MILITARY POWERS THAT BE DECLINED TO BUY THE TECHNICAL DATA PACKAGE DURING EARLIER ACQUISITIONS.   To go to another source would require developing an entirely different system or item.  IT DOES NOT IMPLY ANYTHING NEGAIVE WHATSOEVER ABOUT THE ACQUISITION.   NEGOTIATION SKILLS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE DEAL as you cannot say the price is FAIR AND REASONABLE BASED ON COMPETITION.

      When doing these negotiations, Cost and Price Analysis is important.   I always negotiated every WBS (work breakout structure) and never bottom lined it.

      Do you have any knowledge of BEST VALUE contracing?

  • Whether it be the Military, Corporate, Private Industry, or just plain Supply and Demand, the 20-80 Ratio has always held true. 20% of the Leaders get 80% of the Work accomplished. The remaining just hold "Titles." 

    Lynn Bryant DeSpain

  • Marlene is correct. As a Nation we currently no longer live under sets of "Laws and Rules" but rather "Columns of Choice" for those in control to choose to charge infactions to punishment against the unwilling to follow "Party Line!" 

    Lynn Bryant DeSpain

  • Point of interest. From Constitutions, Federal, State, and Military, through Public and Private Charters, Cities and Corporations, these are the Foundations of Law that All Officials answer to and are open to prosecution under. Thus there is always a "Chain of Command." Even the smallest of Towns with elected Councils and Mayors accept with the pride of position, the responsibility, and risk of punishment of fine and/or incarceration.

    Lynn Bryant DeSpain

  • How many here have said over and over again, THE GOVERNOR SHOULD?

    THAT'S THE PROBLEM.   THE GOVERNOR ISN'T DOING HIS JOB.

    • The governor, the mayor, why is the police chief not challenging the mayor......or resign?

    • The governor and the Mayors put the police chiefs in their jobs.   THEY ARE BEHOLDEN.

    • The police chief serves at the pleasure of the mayor (the governor, has nothing to do with it). That doesn't mean the police chief has to bend over  or kiss ass, he can always hand in his resignation. They are not beholden, they have the power of argument....or resignation!

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