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1 1 Eleanor Spector Vice President, Contracts TINA Waivers New Law and Reducing Cost Data

2 2 New Law for TINA Waivers HCA may grant a waiver if:HCA may grant a waiver if: –Property or services cannot reasonably be obtained without grant of a waiver (new criterion), and –The price can be determined to be fair and reasonable without the submission of certified cost or pricing data (the old criterion in FAR (c)(4)), and –There are demonstrated benefits to granting the waiver (new criterion). Imposes an annual Congressional reporting requirement on all TINA waivers over $15M including an identification of the steps to insure price reasonableness ( new requirement).Imposes an annual Congressional reporting requirement on all TINA waivers over $15M including an identification of the steps to insure price reasonableness ( new requirement). Section 817, FY 2003 National Defense Authorization Act

3 3 Reducing Unnecessary Cost Data Requirements Still Possible Use the flexibility in FAR to specify a format for cost data submission other than Table 15-2.Use the flexibility in FAR to specify a format for cost data submission other than Table Use parametric estimating systems and agreed upon cost models.Use parametric estimating systems and agreed upon cost models. Recognize price competitions on FMS sales.Recognize price competitions on FMS sales. Eliminate voluminous cost data requirements for competitions – use internal government estimate as a reasonableness check for source selection comparisons.Eliminate voluminous cost data requirements for competitions – use internal government estimate as a reasonableness check for source selection comparisons. TINA waiver for part of the proposal.TINA waiver for part of the proposal.


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