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(Revised December 8, 2017)

 

PGI 201.1--PURPOSE, AUTHORITY, ISSUANCE

 

PGI 201.106  OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

 

The information collection and recordkeeping requirements contained in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) and Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI) have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget. The following OMB control numbers apply:

 

DFARS Segment

OMB Control No.

215.403-5

0704-0497

217.7004(a)

0704-0214

217.7404-3(b)

0704-0214

217.7505(d)

0704-0214

231.205-18

0704-0483

232.10

0704-0359

239.7408

0704-0341

242.1106

0704-0250

245.302(1)(i)

0704-0246

245.604-3(b) and3(d)

0704-0246

252.204-7000

0704-0225

252.204-7008

0704-0478

252.204-7010

0704-0454

252.204-7012

0704-0478

252.205-7000

0704-0286

252.208-7000

0704-0187

252.209-7001

0704-0187

252.209-7002

0704-0187

252.209-7004

0704-0187

252.209-7008

0704-0477

252.211-7004

0704-0398

252.211-7005

0704-0398

252.211-7006

0704-0434

252.211-7007

0704-0398

252.215-7002

0704-0232

252.215-7005

0704-0446

252.216-7000

0704-0259

252.216-7001

0704-0259

252.216-7003

0704-0259

252.217-7012

0704-0214

252.217-7026

0704-0214

252.217-7028

0704-0214

252.219-7003

0704-0386

252.223-7001

0704-0272

252.223-7002

0704-0272

252.223-7003

0704-0272

252.223-7004

0704-0272

252.223-7007

0704-0272

252.225-7000

0704-0229

252.225-7003

0704-0229

252.225-7004

0704-0229

252.225-7005

0704-0229

252.225-7010

0704-0229

252.225-7013

0704-0229

252.225-7018

0704-0229

252.225-7020

0704-0229

252.225-7021

0704-0229

252.225-7023

0704-0229

252.225-7025

0704-0229

252.225-7032

0704-0229

252.225-7033

0704-0229

252.225-7035

0704-0229

252.225-7039

0704-0549

252.225-7040

0704-0460

252.225-7046

0704-0229

252.225-7049

0704-0525

252.225-7050

0704-0187

252.227-7013

0704-0369

252.227-7014

0704-0369

252.227-7017

0704-0369

252.227-7018

0704-0369

252.227-7019

0704-0369

252.227-7025

0704-0369

252.227-7028

0704-0369

252.227-7037

0704-0369

252.228-7000

0704-0216

252.228-7005

0704-0216

252.228-7006

0704-0216

252.229-7010

0704-0390

252.232-7002

0704-0321

252.232-7007

0704-0359

252.234-7002

0704-0479

252.235-7000

0704-0187

252.235-7001

0704-0187

252.235-7003

0704-0187

252.236-7000

0704-0255

252.236-7002

0704-0255

252.236-7003

0704-0255

252.236-7004

0704-0255

252.236-7010

0704-0255

252.236-7012

0704-0255

252.237-7000

0704-0231

252.237-7011

0704-0231

252.237-7023

0704-0231

252.237-7024

0704-0231

252.239-7000

0704-0341

252.239-7006

0704-0341

252.239-7009

0704-0478

252.239-7010

0704-0478

252.242-7004

0704-0250

252.243-7002

0704-0397

252.244-7001

0704-0253

252.245-7003

0704-0246

252.246-7003

0704-0441

252.246-7005

0704-0481

252.246-7006

0704-0481

252.246-7009

0704-0541

252.247-7000

0704-0245

252.247-7001

0704-0245

252.247-7002

0704-0245

252.247-7007

0704-0245

252.247-7022

0704-0245

252.247-7023

0704-0245

252.247-7024

0704-0245

252.247-7026

0704-0245

252.247-7028

0704-0245

252.249-7002

0704-0533

252.251-7000

0704-0252

Appendix F

0704-0248

Appendix I

0704-0332

DD Form 1348-1A

0704-0246

DD Form 1639

0704-0246

DD Form 1659

0704-0245

DD Form 2063

0704-0231

DD Form 2139

0704-0229

DD Form 250

0704-0248

DD Form 250-1

0704-0248

 

PGI 201.109  Statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds – adjustment for inflation.

 

      Statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds are reviewed every 5 years to calculate adjustment for inflation, as required by Section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 108-375).  The matrix showing the most recent escalation adjustments of statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds in the DFARS is available here.

     

PGI 201.170  Peer reviews.

The tenets of the DoD-wide architecture for the acquisition of services along with the associated review criteria are available here. These matrices are to be used when conducting preaward and postaward peer reviews on acquisitions for services. See PGI 237.102-76 (DFARS/PGI view), Review criteria for the acquisition of services

 

PGI 201.170-1  Objective of peer reviews.

 

      The objectives of peer reviews are to—

 

      (a)  Ensure that DoD contracting officers are implementing policy and regulations in a

consistent and appropriate manner;

 

      (b)  Continue to improve the quality of contracting processes throughout DoD; and

 

      (c)  Facilitate cross-sharing of best practices and lessons learned throughout DoD.

Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy maintains a database of Peer Review recommendations, lessons learned, and best practices that is available at:  http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/cpic/cp/peer_reviews.html.

 

PGI 201.170-2  Preaward peer reviews.

 

      (a)  Preaward peer reviews for competitive acquisitions shall be conducted prior to each of the following three phases of the acquisition:

 

              (1)  Issuance of the solicitation.

 

              (2)  Request for final proposal revisions (if applicable).

 

              (3)  Contract award.

 

      (b)  Preaward peer reviews for noncompetitive acquisitions shall be conducted prior to each of the following two phases of the acquisition:

 

              (1)  Negotiation.

 

              (2)  Contract award.

 

PGI 201.170-3  Postaward peer reviews of service contracts.

 

      (a)  If the base period of performance is greater than one year, the first postaward peer review should take place at the midpoint of the base period of performance. If the base period of performance is one year or less, the postaward peer review should occur prior to exercise of the first option year. Postaward peer reviews should occur prior to every option period thereafter.

 

      (b)  Postaward peer reviews shall be focused on—

 

              (1)  The adequacy of competition;

 

              (2)  An assessment of actual contract performance; and

 

              (3)  The adequacy of Government surveillance of contract performance.

 

PGI 201.170-4  Administration of peer reviews.

     

      (a)  The results and recommendations that are products of peer reviews are intended to be advisory in nature; however, in the event the peer review report includes a recommendation that is identified as “significant” and the contracting officer does not intend to follow that recommendation, the senior procurement official of the contracting activity for the reviewed organization must be made aware of this fact before action is taken (or inaction, as applicable) that is contrary to the recommendation. Reviews will be conducted in a manner that preserves the authority, judgment, and discretion of the contracting officer and the senior officials of the acquiring activity.

 

      (b)  Peer review teams will be comprised of senior contracting officials and attorneys from throughout DoD. A senior official designated by the OSD Office of Small Business Programs will participate as a team member on peer reviews of services acquisitions. Teams will include civilian employees or military personnel external to the department, agency, or component that is the subject of the peer review.

 

      (c)  Generally, each review will be conducted at the location of the executing contracting organization. 

 

      (d)  A list of the documents that must be made available to the review team, along with the specific elements the team will examine, is provided at the end of this PGI section.

 

      (e)  The review team observations and recommendations will be communicated to the contracting officer and the senior procurement official immediately upon completion of a review.

 

      (f)  The contracting officer shall document the disposition of all peer review recommendations (i.e., state whether the recommendation will be followed and, if not, why not) as a signed memorandum for the record in the applicable contract file. This memorandum must be executed prior to the next phase peer review or prior to contract award for Phase 3 reviews. For postaward peer reviews of services acquisitions, the memorandum must be executed prior to the next option exercise. The contracting officer shall provide a copy of the memorandum to: Deputy Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (Contract Policy and International Contracting), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060.

 

Preaward Peer Reviews

 Required Documents and Elements

 

                 Required Documents:  At a minimum, peer review teams shall have access to the following documents (as applicable)—

  1. The requirements document, to include the Acquisition Decision Memorandum;
  2. The acquisition strategy, or acquisition plan;
  3. The source selection plan;
  4. The initial Request for Proposals (RFP) and all amendments to include what, if any, RFP requirements (technical and contractual) were changed and why;
  5. The Source Selection Evaluation Board (SSEB) analysis and findings to ensure the evaluation of offers was consistent with the Source Selection Plan and RFP criteria;
  6. Any meeting minutes memorializing discussions between the Government and offerors;
  7. All evaluation notices generated as a result of deficiencies in the offerors’ proposals as well as the offerors’ responses to those evaluation notices;
  8. All minutes memorializing the conduct of Source Selection Advisory Council (SSAC) deliberations held to date;
  9. The offerors’ responses to the request for Final Proposal Revision;
  10. The final SSAC deliberations;
  11. The final SSA determination and source selection decision;
  12. Award/incentive fee arrangements, documentation of any required HCA D&Fs regarding non-availability of objective criteria;
  13. Justification and Approval for use of non-competitive procedures; and
  14. Documentation of prenegotiation objectives, cost/price negotiation and the assessment of contractor risk in determining profit or fee.

                 Elements to be addressed—

  1. The process was well understood by both Government and Industry;
  2. Source Selection was carried out in accordance with the Source Selection Plan and RFP;
  3. The SSEB evaluation was clearly documented;
  4. The SSAC advisory panel recommendation was clearly documented;
  5. The SSA decision was clearly derived from the conduct of the source selection process;
  6. All source selection documentation is consistent with the Section M evaluation criteria; and
  7. The business arrangement.

 

Postaward Peer Reviews

Required Documents and Elements

 

                 Required Documents:  At a minimum, peer review teams shall have access to the following documents (as applicable)—

 

  1. The requirements document;
  2. The business arrangement, including business case analysis;
  3. Market research documentation;
  4. The business clearance, including documentation of cost/price negotiation and the assessment of contractor risk in determining profit or fee.
  5. Contractor surveillance documentation to include metrics, quality assurance surveillance plans; and
  6. The contract and modifications thereof.

     Elements to be addressed, at a minimum, in every postaward review—

 

  1. Contract performance in terms of cost, schedule, and requirements;
  2. Use of contracting mechanisms, including the use of competition, the contract structure and type, the definition of contract requirements, cost or pricing methods, the award and negotiation of task orders, and management and oversight mechanisms;
  3. Contractor’s use, management, and oversight of subcontractors;
  4. Staffing of contract management and oversight functions;
  5. Extent of any pass-throughs, and excessive pass-through charges by the contractor (as defined in section 852 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, Public Law 109-364); and
  6. Steps taken to mitigate the risk that, as implemented and administered, non-personal services contracts may become de facto personal services contracts.    

     Elements to be addressed in post-award reviews of contracts under which one contractor provides

     oversight for services performed by other contractors—

  1. Extent of the DoD component’s reliance on the contractor to perform acquisition functions closely associated with inherently governmental functions as defined in 10 U.S.C. 2383(b)(3); and
  2. The financial interest of any prime contractor performing acquisition functions described in paragraph (1) in any contract or subcontract with regard to which the contractor provided advice or recommendations to the agency.