DOD, GSA, and NASA Propose to Provide Governmentwide Standardized Past Performance Evaluation Factors and Rating Categories
October 1, 2012
On September 6, 2012, DOD, GSA, and NASA issued a proposed rule that would amend the FAR to provide governmentwide standardized past performance evaluation factors and performance rating categories. In particular, the proposed rule would require past performance evaluations to include a clear, nontechnical description of the contract. Moreover, the proposed rule would also implement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. 112-81), which require:
- Establishment of standards for the timeliness and completeness of past performance submissions for purposes of databases,
- Assignment of responsibility and management accountability for the completeness of past performance submissions for such purposes, and
- Assurance that past performance submissions are consistent with award fee evaluations in cases where such evaluations have been conducted.
Furthermore, the proposed rule would remove the appeal language at FAR 42.1503(d). Written comments on the proposed rule should be submitted on or by November 5, 2012. (77 Fed. Reg. 54864, 9/6/2012.)