Department of Energy

Establish threshold for small dollar directed contract changes

Current DOE-RL Office policy is to request a proposal from the PRIME contractor for all contract changes and a directed change is not a recommended path forward. the suggested Opportunity is to set a threshold (e.g. $1M) and direct the change with a pre-negotiated fee amount (e.g. 5%). This streamlined process would allow the contractor potential fee of up to $50K. The presents a significant cost avoidance for the administrative effort on both the contractor and DOE-RL of preparing proposals, evaluations, attending negotiation meetings which saves hours of staff time.

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Idea No. 13433