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Part Number: 642

Department of State Acquisition Regulation

Subpart 642.2—Contract Administration Services

Subpart 642.2—Contract Administration Services

642.270 Contracting Officer's Representative (COR).

(a) Scope. Contracting officers may designate technically qualified personnel as their authorized representatives to assist in the administration of contracts. This section is mandatory for domestic contracting activities and recommended for overseas contracting activities.

(b) Policy. It is Department policy that only Department of State employees who have completed adequate training and have the necessary experience and judgment shall be appointed as CORs. This policy shall be reinforced by contracting officers and administered jointly by A/OPE and FSI. Required training shall be funded by the COR's office.

642.271 Government Technical Monitor (GTM).

(a) Policy. The contracting officer may appoint a Government Technical Monitor (GTM) to assist the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) in monitoring a contractor's performance. The contracting officer may appoint a GTM because of physical proximity to the contractor's work site, or because of special skills or knowledge necessary for monitoring the contractor's work. The contracting officer may also appoint a GTM to represent the interests of another requirements office or post concerned with the contractor's work. A GTM shall be a direct-hire U.S. Government employee.

642.272 DOSAR contract clauses.

(a) The contracting officer shall insert a clause substantially the same as the clause at 652.242–70, Contracting Officer's Representative, in solicitations and contracts when appointment of a contracting officer's representative is anticipated.

(b) The contracting officer shall insert a clause substantially the same as the clause at 652.242–73, Authorization and Performance, in all solicitations and contracts to be awarded and/or performed overseas. For overseas local guard contracts, the contracting officer shall use the clause with its Alternate I.