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FAC Number: 2022-06
Effective Date: 05/01/2022

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.

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