OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
3000 DEFENSE, PENTAGON
WASHINGTON, DC, 20301-3000
January 29, 1999
ACQUISTION AND TECHNOLOGY
In reply refer to DAR Tracking Number: 99-O0002
MEMORANDUM FOR DIRECT'ORS OF DEFEENSE AGENCIES
DEPUTY FOR ACQUISITION AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT,
ASN (RD&A) /ABM
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE (CONTRACTING) SAF/AQC
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (PROCUREMENT)
COMMANDER, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT COMMAND, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
SUBJECT: Class Deviation--Past Performance
This supercedes the class deviation issued on December 18, 1997, under DAR Tracking Number 97-O0009, Subject: Past Performance.
Effective immediately, and until further notice, all Department of Defense contracting activities shall use the attached language in lieu of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) l5.304(c) (3) and 42.1502(a) when collecting and using past performance information.
Eleanor R. Spector
Director, Defense Procurement
15.304 Evaluation Factors and Subfactors
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(3) (i) Except as set forth in paragraph (c) (3) (ii) of this section, past performance shall be evaluated in all source selections for negotiated competitive acquisitions[--
(A) For systems and operations support expected to exceed $5,000,000;
(B) For services, information technology, or science and technology expected to exceed $1,000,000; and
(C) For fuels or health care expected to exceed *100,000.]
([ii]) Past performance need not be evaluated if the contracting officer documents the reason past performance is not an appropriate evaluation factor for the acquisition (OFPP Policy Letter 92-5).
(a) [(1)] Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, agencies shall prepare an evaluation of contractor performance for each contract' in excess of [--
(A) $5,000,000 for systems and operations support contracts;
(B) $1,000,000 For services, and information technology contracts; and
(C) $ 100,000 for fuels and health care contracts.
(2) There is no dollar threshold for evaluating contractor performance under science and technology contracts.
(3)] In addition, interim evaluations should be prepared as specified by the agencies to provide current information for source selection purposes, for contracts with a period of performance, including options, exceeding one year. This evaluation is generally for the entity, division, or unit that performed the contract. The content and format of performance evaluations shall be established in accordance with agency procedures and should be tailored to the size, content, and complexity of the contractual requirements.
(b) Agencies shall not evaluate performance for contracts awarded under Subparts 8.6 and 8.7. Agencies shall evaluate construction contractor performance and architect/engineer contractor performance in accordance with 36.201 and 36.604, respectively.
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