What is an IDIQ Contract?

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IDIQ is another one of those government acronyms that drives us crazy trying to learn. IDIQ stands for indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity. Not an acronym you see every day. Government agencies can use this type of contract for an indefinite quantity of supplies or services during a fixed period of time. The IDIQ contract makes the process and delivery easier when the contractor cannot specify a minimum quantity of supplies or services that the government will require during the life of the contract. You may find that IDIQ contracts are listed under a variety of names depending on the federal agency.

Here are some of the agencies that include IDIQ contracts:

Air Force
Air Combat Command (ACC) Contract Advisory and Assistance Support (CAAS2) (member of B3H team)
Global Engineering, Integration and Technical Assistance
(GEITA) 05
Information Warfare Effectiveness Program
Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS)

Aviation and Missile Command Expedited Professional and Engineering Support Services (AMCOM EXPRESS) (member of multiple teams)
C-E LCMC Rapid Response (CR2)
Distributed Learning Education Training Products (DLETP)
Field & Installation Readiness Support Team (FIRST)
Infrastructure Modernization (IMOD)
Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 (ITES-2) OPTARSS (member of Booz Allen
Hamilton team)
Total Engineering and Integration Services-2 (TEIS-2)

Department of Defense
DISA NextGen
Encore II
I Assure II

Department of Homeland Security
Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions (EAGLE)
Professional and Program Management Support Services (PPMS)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) IT Managed Services (member of Unisys team)

Department of the Treasury
Treasury Total Information Processing Support Services-3 (TIPSS-3)

Department of Veterans Affairs
VistA Contractor Services (VCS)

Environmental Protection Agency
Brownfields Analytical and Technical Support (BATS) Contract
Conflict Prevention and Resolution Services (CPRS) Contract
Office of Emergency Preparedness, Prevention and Response Contract (OEPPR) Superfund Management and Analytical Support Contract

Federal Aviation Administration

  • Lots: Corporate Consulting and Analysis
  • Engineering, Design and Production
  • Transition and Installation
  • Operations, Engineering and Technical Support

FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center - Airport Technology Research and Development Branch

Marine Corps
Commercial Enterprise Omnibus Support Services (CEOss) (member of multiple teams)

SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) (member of SAIC team)

Debarred List

Under FAR subpart 9.4—Debarment, Suspension and Ineligibility, the federal government provides a list of contractors, debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment or declared ineligible. If you are a subcontractor or a prime contractor looking to go into a contract with another entity, it is important for you to check the list. Just because a company is not on the list does not guarantee that the company has been approved by the federal government. However, if the company is on the list, it's a clear indication to look at other possibilities. The information available on the excluded parties list may include names, addresses, DUNS numbers, Social Security Numbers, Employer Identification Numbers or other Taxpayer Identification Numbers. The excluded parties list is operated by the General Services Administration, however individual agencies are responsible for the reporting, maintenance and accuracy of the data. All entities listed in the Excluded Parties List System have been notified and have been given the opportunity to be heard. To view the website that includes the list, visit: www.epls.gov

New Proposed Rule: FAR Case 2008-024, Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds

FY 2010 thresholds will now escalate because of five additional years of inflation. Thresholds have not changed since 2005 where they stood at $1000, $10,000, $100,000 and $1,000,000. DoD and civilian agencies abide by thresholds and no statutory authorization is required to escalate thresholds that were set as policy within the FAR. The Act requires an adjustment every five years of acquisition-related thresholds for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, except for the Davis-Bacon Act, Service Contract Act and trade agreements thresholds.

The rule includes the following proposed changes to heavily-used thresholds:

  • The micro-purchase base threshold of $3,000 (FAR 2.101) will not be changed.
  • The simplified acquisition threshold (FAR 2.101) will be raised from $100,000 to $150,000.
  • The FedBizOpps pre-award and post-award notices (FAR Part 5) remain at $25,000 because of trade agreements.
  • Commercial items test program ceiling (FAR 13.500) will be raised from $5,500,000 to $6,500,000.
  • The cost and pricing data threshold (FAR 15.403-4) will be raised from $650,000 to $700,000.
  • The prime contractor subcontracting plan (FAR 19.702) floor will be raised from $550,000 to $650,000 and the construction threshold of $1,000,000 increases to $1,500,000.

Agency Contact: Mr. Michael Jackson, Procurement Analyst, at 202-208-4949 for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202-501-4755. Please cite FAR case 2008- 024.

To file a comment with the Department of Defense on the proposed Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-024, Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds, click here.