DFARS Final Rule Addresses Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans

The Department of Defense has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to ensure the requirement for a quality assurance surveillance plan is addressed for all service contracts with a dollar value above the simplified acquisition threshold. The rule also requires the preparation of appropriate performance management or surveillance plans for work performed under a contract. Pursuant to newly added DFARS 237.172, quality assurance surveillance plans must be prepared in conjunction with the statement of work or statement of objectives, and included in solicitations and contracts for services to facilitate assessments of contractor performance. The new provision at DFARS 246.401 requires documentation of quality assurance surveillance plans in the contract file for each contract that exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold. The rule also amends a DFARS 201.602-2 provision pertaining to the responsibilities of a contracting officer's representative. For the text of the final rule, which is effective April 30, 2010, see 70,016.564.

























 






 

 

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