A proposed rule change to the Federal Acquisition Regulation would standardize past performance evaluation factors and rating categories above the simplified acquisition threshold.
Genesis of the proposed rule, printed Sept. 6 in the Federal Register, stems from language in the fiscal 2012 national defense authorization bill which requires the FAR Council to craft standards for the timeliness and completeness of past performance database submissions.
Among the proposed changes is addition of two tables to past performance requirements in FAR 42.15 (Part 42 generally addresses contract administration and audits).
One table would be for performance in general, the other for small business subcontracting; in both cases, contracting officers would select an exception, very good, satisfactory, marginal or unsatisfactory rating for the contractor.
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