DLA considers DAPAs to be “DLA priced vehicles used to establish and manage prices with manufacturers and/or distributors of medical equipment purchased by DLA under Prime Vendor contracts,” and not as orders, which “are awarded against an VA calendar contract,” Compare, id and VA FSS eNewsletter to 5. DLA also considers its Prime Vendor contracts – “FAR By 12 acquisitions that use priced vehicles like DAPA under PART 16 as a single source premium within a region” – which are separated from VA`s FSS contracts. Id. Thus, these opposing views on the IFF come from a radically different perspective from the role of VA Schedule contracts in DAPA orders. VA considers DAPA orders to be placed “against” plan contracts, while DLA considers them to be classified as prime selling contracts of the DLA, regardless of the VA`s plan contracts. In its instructions to the owners of DAPA, the DLA does not refer to the 1999 memorandum referred to in va`s eNewsletter. (1) An Early Price Agreement (FPRA) or an Early Price Recommendation (RRPF) is due to uncertainties that have a significant impact, for example.B. (4) At the request of the government, the contractor must be prepared to submit a plan for participation in the validations and tests in order to verify the S-S capacity described in the CAP. Participation in the validation and review of S-S will not result in additional burdens on the government and will not justify a fair adjustment of the contract price.
The plan must include methodology, evaluation criteria, work, equipment and time required to complete validations and tests. The S-S validation generally includes verification that the contractor and subcontractors have equipment, equipment, personnel, inventory, pre-positioned raw materials, production capacity and basic resources; (b) agreements, networks and distribution plans (reception, storage, packaging and exhibition); (c) transportation services designed to meet the requirements of the contract; (d) internal review of work; (e) review of the inventory rotation plan; and (f) other contracts affecting the production of additional or accelerated quantities. There is no need to include the test/verification plan in the supplier`s proposal. Bidders are invited to consider, when formulating the proposal, the possibility of the government requesting this participation. My company is considering a DAPA agreement and we currently have an FSS contract. Was there a final decision on the IFF requirement? (b) a re-opening requirement allows for a fair solution to the treatment of significant contingency costs, both for the initial setting of the price of a contract and for a fair adjustment of that price at any time, in accordance with the provisions of the transaction. Its use requires care to avoid the transfer of risk from the supplier to the government. It should only be used in exceptional circumstances involving purchases with high dollar value, and rarely below the TINA threshold, where uncertainty related to certain cost elements has a significant influence on market prices. As part of the Prime Vendor Program, distribution and price agreements (DAPA) are concluded with pharmaceutical and medical-surgical manufacturers and distributors.