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:

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.)

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