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42.502 Selecting contracts for postaward orientation.

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42.502 Selecting contracts for postaward orientation.

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.