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Defense Contracts - Redesign Boiler Plate Clause Process

Currently defense contracts for supplies run from 7 to 35 pages. A majority of the pages are filled with boiler plate clauses that are "agency" related, not related to the specific procurement. Suggest Procurement offices create one boilerplate of clauses to keep on file for each cage code. This signed document would be a blanket agreement to cover all contracts issued by that procurement office. For example, DLA... more »

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Durable Weapons Platform Replacement

As the military continues to trudge on with our war on terror, the burden and cost are rising. The weapons systems we have been using are patched and re-patched to keep them working. Some weapons are from the Vietnam era and continue to fail. Whether it’s training or real combat, our troops deserve a weapon/platform they can rely on. The Army is on its THIRD attempt to replace the M4 with another system. There are many... more »

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GSA Vehicle Service Agreement

As the number of GSA vehicles in our fleet grows, more and more time and fuel is spent shuttling these vehicles in town to an authorized service center for the most basic of needs.

We are not according to contract authorized to use shop supplies, equipment, of facilities to do the simplest items of maintenance and upkeep.

It seems counter productive when a vehicle needs a headlamp, windshield wiper blade, oil change,... more »

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Flexibility in Contracts

While there are contracts that are meant to promote good business and help raise the platform (small business, disadvantaged etc) the contracts do not always allow for the best expertise or price. In addition an increased allowance in "off the shelf" products would be beneficial. The market should be truly competitive and not a hand out.

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Build Our Own Computers

Many government resources like the United States Air Force have a mandated process for purchasing new computers. The Air Force in particular must purchase computers through AFWAY in accordance with Instruction. Recently I purchased $14,000 worth of HP computers for my unit. I bought 20 microtowers from the limited selection AFWAY offered me. After a quick search on Google Products, the towers I purchased were only $50... more »

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Remove Fixed Fee from Firm Fixed Price Contracts

Fixed fees do not create incentives for contractors to do the best job that they can do. The braod majority of government contracts used fixed fee awards. This wastes government funds! The U.S. should switch to using performance based fees, and remove the use of fixed fees under all circumstances, except special cases as listed under a FAR update.

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