2018 NDAA wishlist

Thornberry appears to be signaling 2018 will be the year of incremental procurement reform, after last year’s AT&L breakup and OTA focus. What’s on everyone’s wishlist? I’d start with

  • An increase in the micropurchase threshold to $10k
  • Permanent implementation of part 13’s commercial item test program
  • The ability to downselect or create GSA Schedule type BPAs across other IDIQs (essentially exception to the fair opportunity provision)
  • Alignment of the protest threshold on IDIQs (other than skeds) at $25 million, for both DOD and civilian.

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Jason Bakke
Proposal Manager
Censeo Consulting Group (Censeo)
Washington DC
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  1. I see GAO just found little evidence of fraud in simplified-acquisition transactions on a purchase card.

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    Jason Bakke
    Proposal Manager
    Censeo Consulting Group (Censeo)
    Washington DC
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-13-2017 17:27
    From: Jason Bakke
    Subject: 2018 NDAA wishlist

    Frank, I think micropurchase has stayed low because of power, control, and mistrust.

    If it were me, I’d build a system with my SmartPay provider that matched transaction data with the user- or vendor-provided and user-provided narrative to authorize transactions above, say, $3500, and provide a temporary card number for that amount (SmartPay is up for recompete right now, right?). I may encourage vendors to maximize transaction data reporting, including itemized receipts, by touting how it would streamline authorizations, creating a competitve advantage where price isn’t a factor.

    And of course oversight. 

    Maybe this year?

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    Jason Bakke
    Proposal Manager
    Censeo Consulting Group (Censeo)
    Washington DC
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-09-2017 10:16
    From: Frank McNally
    Subject: 2018 NDAA wishlist

    I’d +100 the wish for an increased micro-purchase threshold. That’s been on everyone’s list for quite some time. Think of the impact it could have on reducing the burden for buying software licenses and temporary development support.

    Why do you think it hasn’t happened yet? Is there a good argument against it other than plain old change friction?

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    Frank McNally
    Director, Learning & Content Development
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-08-2017 10:11
    From: Jason Bakke
    Subject: 2018 NDAA wishlist

    Thornberry appears to be signaling 2018 will be the year of incremental procurement reform, after last year’s AT&L breakup and OTA focus. What’s on everyone’s wishlist? I’d start with

    • An increase in the micropurchase threshold to $10k
    • Permanent implementation of part 13’s commercial item test program
    • The ability to downselect or create GSA Schedule type BPAs across other IDIQs (essentially exception to the fair opportunity provision)
    • Alignment of the protest threshold on IDIQs (other than skeds) at $25 million, for both DOD and civilian.

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    Jason Bakke
    Proposal Manager
    Censeo Consulting Group (Censeo)
    Washington DC
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  2. Frank, I think micropurchase has stayed low because of power, control, and mistrust.

    If it were me, I’d build a system with my SmartPay provider that matched transaction data with the user- or vendor-provided and user-provided narrative to authorize transactions above, say, $3500, and provide a temporary card number for that amount (SmartPay is up for recompete right now, right?). I may encourage vendors to maximize transaction data reporting, including itemized receipts, by touting how it would streamline authorizations, creating a competitve advantage where price isn’t a factor.

    And of course oversight. 

    Maybe this year?

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    Jason Bakke
    Proposal Manager
    Censeo Consulting Group (Censeo)
    Washington DC
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-09-2017 10:16
    From: Frank McNally
    Subject: 2018 NDAA wishlist

    I’d +100 the wish for an increased micro-purchase threshold. That’s been on everyone’s list for quite some time. Think of the impact it could have on reducing the burden for buying software licenses and temporary development support.

    Why do you think it hasn’t happened yet? Is there a good argument against it other than plain old change friction?

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    Frank McNally
    Director, Learning & Content Development
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-08-2017 10:11
    From: Jason Bakke
    Subject: 2018 NDAA wishlist

    Thornberry appears to be signaling 2018 will be the year of incremental procurement reform, after last year’s AT&L breakup and OTA focus. What’s on everyone’s wishlist? I’d start with

    • An increase in the micropurchase threshold to $10k
    • Permanent implementation of part 13’s commercial item test program
    • The ability to downselect or create GSA Schedule type BPAs across other IDIQs (essentially exception to the fair opportunity provision)
    • Alignment of the protest threshold on IDIQs (other than skeds) at $25 million, for both DOD and civilian.

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    Jason Bakke
    Proposal Manager
    Censeo Consulting Group (Censeo)
    Washington DC
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  3. Once all the seats are filled with the new Administration, we shall see. Hopefully they will be receptive to these efforts.

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    Jaime Gracia
    CEO
    Seville Government Consulting
    jgracia@sevillegovcon.com
    (202) 716-0122
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-10-2017 11:05
    From: Peter Tuttle
    Subject: 2018 NDAA wishlist

    Great wish, Jaime.  I could not agree more.  The rubber will meet the road, however, if and when the practitioners actually take advantage of any more enlightened policy guidance.

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    Peter Tuttle
    Vice President for Strategic Engagements
    Distributed Solutions, Inc.
    Reston VA
    (703) 471-7530
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-09-2017 11:29
    From: Jaime Gracia
    Subject: 2018 NDAA wishlist

    Expanded use of FAR 12 procedures for commercial acquisition, and incorporating much more broad commercial practices. Stan Soloway has been an advocate of this need for some time, especially with defense programs. Here is one of his latest pieces on the topic:

    https://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2017/01/18/insights-soloway-procurement-reform.aspx

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    Jaime Gracia
    CEO
    Seville Government Consulting
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-08-2017 10:11
    From: Jason Bakke
    Subject: 2018 NDAA wishlist

    Thornberry appears to be signaling 2018 will be the year of incremental procurement reform, after last year’s AT&L breakup and OTA focus. What’s on everyone’s wishlist? I’d start with

    • An increase in the micropurchase threshold to $10k
    • Permanent implementation of part 13’s commercial item test program
    • The ability to downselect or create GSA Schedule type BPAs across other IDIQs (essentially exception to the fair opportunity provision)
    • Alignment of the protest threshold on IDIQs (other than skeds) at $25 million, for both DOD and civilian.

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    Jason Bakke
    Proposal Manager
    Censeo Consulting Group (Censeo)
    Washington DC
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  4. Great wish, Jaime.  I could not agree more.  The rubber will meet the road, however, if and when the practitioners actually take advantage of any more enlightened policy guidance.

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    Peter Tuttle
    Vice President for Strategic Engagements
    Distributed Solutions, Inc.
    Reston VA
    (703) 471-7530
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-09-2017 11:29
    From: Jaime Gracia
    Subject: 2018 NDAA wishlist

    Expanded use of FAR 12 procedures for commercial acquisition, and incorporating much more broad commercial practices. Stan Soloway has been an advocate of this need for some time, especially with defense programs. Here is one of his latest pieces on the topic:

    https://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2017/01/18/insights-soloway-procurement-reform.aspx

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    Jaime Gracia
    CEO
    Seville Government Consulting
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-08-2017 10:11
    From: Jason Bakke
    Subject: 2018 NDAA wishlist

    Thornberry appears to be signaling 2018 will be the year of incremental procurement reform, after last year’s AT&L breakup and OTA focus. What’s on everyone’s wishlist? I’d start with

    • An increase in the micropurchase threshold to $10k
    • Permanent implementation of part 13’s commercial item test program
    • The ability to downselect or create GSA Schedule type BPAs across other IDIQs (essentially exception to the fair opportunity provision)
    • Alignment of the protest threshold on IDIQs (other than skeds) at $25 million, for both DOD and civilian.

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    Jason Bakke
    Proposal Manager
    Censeo Consulting Group (Censeo)
    Washington DC
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  5. Expanded use of FAR 12 procedures for commercial acquisition, and incorporating much more broad commercial practices. Stan Soloway has been an advocate of this need for some time, especially with defense programs. Here is one of his latest pieces on the topic:

    https://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2017/01/18/insights-soloway-procurement-reform.aspx

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    Jaime Gracia
    CEO
    Seville Government Consulting
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    ——————————————-
    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-08-2017 10:11
    From: Jason Bakke
    Subject: 2018 NDAA wishlist

    Thornberry appears to be signaling 2018 will be the year of incremental procurement reform, after last year’s AT&L breakup and OTA focus. What’s on everyone’s wishlist? I’d start with

    • An increase in the micropurchase threshold to $10k
    • Permanent implementation of part 13’s commercial item test program
    • The ability to downselect or create GSA Schedule type BPAs across other IDIQs (essentially exception to the fair opportunity provision)
    • Alignment of the protest threshold on IDIQs (other than skeds) at $25 million, for both DOD and civilian.

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    Jason Bakke
    Proposal Manager
    Censeo Consulting Group (Censeo)
    Washington DC
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  6. I’d +100 the wish for an increased micro-purchase threshold. That’s been on everyone’s list for quite some time. Think of the impact it could have on reducing the burden for buying software licenses and temporary development support.

    Why do you think it hasn’t happened yet? Is there a good argument against it other than plain old change friction?

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    Frank McNally
    Director, Learning & Content Development
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    ——————————————-
    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-08-2017 10:11
    From: Jason Bakke
    Subject: 2018 NDAA wishlist

    Thornberry appears to be signaling 2018 will be the year of incremental procurement reform, after last year’s AT&L breakup and OTA focus. What’s on everyone’s wishlist? I’d start with

    • An increase in the micropurchase threshold to $10k
    • Permanent implementation of part 13’s commercial item test program
    • The ability to downselect or create GSA Schedule type BPAs across other IDIQs (essentially exception to the fair opportunity provision)
    • Alignment of the protest threshold on IDIQs (other than skeds) at $25 million, for both DOD and civilian.

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    Jason Bakke
    Proposal Manager
    Censeo Consulting Group (Censeo)
    Washington DC
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