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Air Force Officials did not Consistently Comply with Requirements for Assessing Contractor Performance

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Technical Report,01 Apr 2015,30 Nov 2015

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Department of Defense Inspector General Alexandria United States

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We determined whether Air Force officials completed comprehensive and timely contractor performance assessment reports PARs for nonsystems contracts asrequired by Federal and DoD policies. The purpose of a PAR is to provide source selection officials with information on contractor past performance. This is the second in a series of audits of DoD compliance with policies for evaluating contractor performance. We selected a nonstatistical sample of four commands that prepared 48 PARs with a contract value of 2.4 billion. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center AFLCMC Headquarters Space and Missile Systems Center HQ SMC Air Combat Command, Acquisition Management Integration Center ACC AMIC and 338th Specialized Contracting Squadron SCONS officials did not consistently comply with requirements for evaluating contractor past performance when preparing 48 PARs. Specifically, HQ SMC and ACC AMIC assessors did not prepare 7 of 48 PARs within the 120day required timeframe. In addition, Air Force officials at all four commands prepared 37 of 48 PARs without sufficient written narratives to justify the ratings given or without sufficient descriptions of the contract purpose.

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