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Part Number: 2936

Department of Labor Acquisition Regulation

Subpart 2936.6 - Architect-Engineer Services

2936.602 Selection of firms for architect-engineer contracts.

2936.602-1 Selection criteria.

HCAs are authorized to approve the use of design competition under the conditions in FAR 36.602-1(b).

2936.602-2 Evaluation boards.

HCAs must establish procedures to provide permanent or ad hoc architect-engineer evaluation boards as prescribed in FAR 36.602-2. Procedures must provide for the appointment of private practitioners of architecture, engineering, or related professions when such action is determined in writing by the HCA to be essential to meeting the Government's minimum needs.

2936.602-3 Evaluation board functions.

The selection report required in FAR 36.602-3(d) must be prepared for the approval of the HCA.

2936.602-4 Selection Authority.

The HCA is authorized to serve as the designated Selection Authority in accordance with FAR 36.602-1.

2936.602-5 Short selection processes for contracts not to exceed $100,000.

The selection process prescribed in FAR 36.602-5(b) must be used for architect-engineer contracts not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold.

2936.603 Collecting data on and appraising firms' qualifications.

(a) HCAs who acquire architect-engineer services must establish procedures to comply with the requirements of FAR 36.603.

(b) Copies of procedures established under paragraph (a) of this section must be submitted to the Division of Acquisition Management Services, for review and recommendation for approval to the HCA when updated. These procedures must include a list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of offices or boards assigned to maintain architect-engineer qualification data files.

2936.604 Performance evaluation.

(a) The HCA must establish procedures to evaluate architect-engineer contractor performance as required in FAR 36.604. Normally, the performance report must be prepared by the contracting officer's authorized representative or other official who was responsible for monitoring contract performance and who is qualified to evaluate overall performance. DOL Agency/Office procedures must prescribe instructions for review of the report, before distribution, as prescribed in FAR 36.604(b).

(b) Performance reports must be made using Standard Form 1421, Performance Evaluation (Architect-Engineer) as prescribed in FAR 36.702(c). Details covering unsatisfactory performance, including Government notification to the contractor and written comments by the contractor, must also be attached to the report.