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Okay because I REALLY am curious...

and because I want to use my cool new icon.

I know some people reading this have been involved in government procurement in the past (or do it now). I have a question for you.

Hypothetical situation:

You're working on a procurement for a service (say meeting facilitation). Even though there are hundreds of vendors out there on the GSA schedule, you are told that only one vendor (not on the GSA schedule) is acceptable to the PM you are doing the paperwork for. When questioned, the Deputy Director for the Center backs up the PM.

Is this a sole source?

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spikywheel
Nov. 7th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC)
if you do not bid out to multiple vendors, it is sole source.

We bought windows from one company. Cuz the pm wanted to use them, not becauze they were necessarly the cheepest. (mostly cuz he was lazy, but that is a different story)
orlacarey
Nov. 7th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
See what's funny is we're now being told that a) we can't do sole source procurements no matter what and b) if we break the rules and do a sole source we have to have three bids anyway (and procurement still has to post it for x number of days), and c) we can't do sole source procurements...
dr_zrfq
Nov. 8th, 2005 06:33 am (UTC)
As far as I am concerned, yes that is sole source. It's a bit sleazy of the PM and the DD to try to pull it off.
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