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Would You Believe 59 Agencies, $1.5B in Awards and One Offer Submitted Each Time?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Guy Timberlake (theasbc.org/visionary)
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I guess I got the reaction I was looking for when I published a report that demonstrated the sheer volume of contract awards issued by government agencies, where only one offer is received. Heck, I ran the report and I still don't believe what I'm seeing.

Based on many of the response (many that simply said "No Way!") I kind of feel like CONTROL Agent 86 Maxwell Smart trying to get someone to believe one of his tall tales as he tries to get out of a tricky situation.

But, it's true. As of the date of the first GovCon One-Off(er) Report™ that targeted the District of Columbia as the place of performance (PoP), more than $1.55 billion dollars in competitive and non-competitive awards have been made since the start of FY13.

Most folks that responded to the article or our recent newsletter were convinced the report represented just a few very large, sole-sourced orders for the Department of Defense with some special defense rating.

Not the case.

While DoD did account for the single largest purchase, a non-competed buy for less than $200M, the Government's records show more than half of the dollars awarded were done so using competitive means.

What was the break-down of the awards? Okay, just this one-time for each of you that asked, here you go:

There were 59 different agencies, boards and commissions that processed contract actions. $884M of this was competed (as opposed to sole-sourced or otherwise not-competed). The types of awards made included definitive contracts, purchase orders, delivery orders, BPA and BPA Calls.

The extent to which these actions were competed included:

  • Competed Under SAP (Simplified Acquisition Procedures) which accounted for a little over $60M
  • Competitive Delivery Order which accounted for just over $8.2M
  • Follow On To Competed Action which accounted for $3.4M
  • Full And Open Competition which accounted for $723M
  • Full And Open Competition After Exclusion Of Sources which accounted for $99.3M
  • Non-Competitive Delivery Order which accounted for $4.2M
  • Not Available For Competition which accounted for $184M
  • Not Competed which accounted for $412M
  • Not Competed Under SAP (Simplified Acquisition Procedure) which accounted for just under $60M

There were a total of 881 contract actions processed.

As Smart might say "It's the old competitive but not-competitive competed single-offer award trick." Or something like that.

Peace.

The Chief Visionary
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