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Not to be derogatory but the government needs to hire more
(knowledgeable) buyers and contracting officers and engineers. This has a big impact on delays and delivery schedule.
Reenact the pre-award survey, not desk audits. This will illuminate contractors that can not perform , right up front, and not delay the procuring process and require re-solicitation.
Remove the intermediaries so the contractor can talk directly to the buyer or contracting officer when an issue arises.The intermediaries have no value added but do delay manufacturing and delivery schedule. They have no authority and just convey info. (very slowly)
Revise the process procedure review approval cycle. If a contractor has had a process ( welding, plating etc) procedure approved ,why does it have to be approved again? If the procedure has not changed and it falls into a set time frame ( i.e. 12 mths) , why resubmit. There should be a approval letter that the contractor can submit and the 30 or 45 or more days cycle can be reduced to 1 or 2 days.
Remove reverse auctions. They are a large waste of time and the process can not benefit the government and save any money.
The PQDR process needs to be revised. Why does a contractor have to take extraordinary steps for the Government to remove a PQDR from the system that the contractor has proven was incorrect and the products meet the contract and requirements. The PQDR system is reviewed when a contracting officers is considering and award. False reports can impact getting awards.