42.502 Selecting contracts for postaward orientation.
When deciding whether postaward orientation is necessary and, if so, what form it shall take, the contracting officer shall consider, as a minimum, the-
(a) Nature and extent of the preaward survey and any other prior discussions with the contractor;
(b) Type, value, and complexity of the contract;
(c) Complexity and acquisition history of the product or service;
(d) Requirements for spare parts and related equipment;
(e) Urgency of the delivery schedule and relationship of the product or service to critical programs;
(f) Length of the planned production cycle;
(g) Extent of subcontracting;
(h) Contractor’s performance history and experience with the product or service;
(i) Contractor’s status, if any, as a small business, small disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, or service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern;
(j) Contractor’s performance history with small, small disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and service-disabled veteran-owned small business subcontracting programs;
(k) Safety precautions required for hazardous materials or operations; and
(l) Complex financing arrangements, such as progress payments, advance payments, or guaranteed loans.