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Mr. Joshua Sawdey

While this might not be a way to cut wasteful spending, it is a way that I am certain would gain back millions upon millions (if not billions) for our country. Currently every contracting office for the federal government has several (if not hundreds) of expired contracts with money sitting (obligated) on them. This money is not needed for the contract anymore and could easily be gained back to be used for either other... more »

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Paperless Contracting Using Existing Technology

I recommend that we use existing technology to get us to paperless contracting. Right now, there are appear to be initiatives involving large systems to get us to a paperless system. Instead, we should be utilizing existing COTS software such as the full version Adobe Acrobat (with digital signature). This software can be used to convert RFP letters, MFRs, etc from word to adobe and then signed using the adobe digital... more »

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A NEW APPROACH TO DEFINITZING CONTRACT ACTIONS UNDER $5M

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- The amount of time/documentation required to issue a contract change to a weapon system development/production contract is determined by extensive law/reg that includes: DCMA rate review, DCAA materials/supplier audit, Truth In Negations Act (TINA) compliant contractor proposal, cost or price analysis for every sub-contractor >$650K and many others
- 95% of contracting actions at Aeronautical Systems Center... more »

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A NEW APPROACH TO DEFINITZING CONTRACT FOR FOREIGN MILITARY SALE

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- FMS cases for aircraft buys are almost entirely sole source at the request of the Partner Nation (PN) and this is allowed in the FAR
- FMS case values contain aircraft and other system pricing information generated during the Price and Availability (P&A) phase of the FMS case development utilizing industry and government participation
- Once the FMS case is signed by the USG and the PN it is a commitment... more »

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Save $12-32bn a year; eliminate fee & profit on G&A and overhead

Ending the practice of assessing fee against G&A and overhead on DOD contracts would save billions of dollars yearly and eliminate inefficiency in the contracting process.

The DOD would save between 2-4% on the value of all contracts, per year; the savings the government would accrue range from a low of $12bn and could exceed $32bn per year. The associated savings would be between $120 and $320 billion over the next... 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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Duplicate Data in Contract Files

Although Paperless Contracting may be a far-reaching idea, we could go a long way in reducing cost by simply minimizing the redundancy of paper in our contract files, specifically when it comes to contractor responsibility. Three times throughout the life of the contract (and all it's subsequent modifications) we are required to check -- and print -- data from three different databases: EPLS, CCR and the new FAPIIS system.... more »

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