Effective immediately, all contracting officers shall comply with the attached language, in lieu of FAR 15.304(c)(3)(i) and 42.1502, when collecting and using past performance information. This class deviation updates the DoD thresholds that identify when contracting officers must evaluate a contractor's performance.
The Guidance for CPARS, dated September 2013, includes revisions to the categorization of "fuels" and "health care." These two categories previously were listed separately in Table 1 of the Guidance. The threshold for "fuels" has been raised to $5,000,000 and is included under the "operations support" business sector. The threshold for "health care" has been raised to $1,000,000, and is included under the "services" business sector.
This class deviation requires past performance reporting for contracts awarded under FAR subpart 8.7, Acquisition from Nonprofit Agencies Employing People Who are Blind or Severely Handicapped, when the thresholds in this class deviation are exceeded, and it applies these thresholds to reporting requirements for FAR subpart 8.6, Acquisition from Federal Prison Industries, Inc. The thresholds in this class deviation also apply to reporting requirements for individual task or delivery orders, when past performance evaluations are required for orders by FAR subpart 42.15.
Contracting officers are encouraged to manually register and complete assessment reports on science and technology contracts and delivery/task orders under budget accounts 6.1 (basic research), 6.2 (applied research), and 6.3 (advanced technology development) over $1,000,000, consistent with the threshold for services, although the completion of past performance evaluations is not mandatory for these types of contracts.
This class deviation supersedes Class Deviations 2012-O0017 and 2012-O0018. This class deviation is effective upon signature, and remains in effect until incorporated in the FAR or DFARS or otherwise rescinded.