Review of USAID’s Past Performance Evaluations for Partners

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

The Office of Acquisition and Assistance implement a plan to address the limitations identified by survey respondents and other challenges known to hinder the collection, use, and quality of performance information and provide the Office of Management and Budget nd the Naval Sea Logistics Center with a list of systemic challenges and recommendations to improve the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System.

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Recommendation 2

The Office of Acquisition and Assistance issue or
revise policies to provide more detailed procedures for writing consistent evaluations, for
documenting past performance and responsibility considerations, for helping contracting officers
communicate and enforce consistent performance evaluations, and for measuring and assessing evaluation quality.

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Recommendation 3

The Office of Acquisition and Assistance develop
methods to improve consistency among its contracting officers, including their timely review of contractor performance evaluations and their documented use of past performance and integrity information when selecting contractors.

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Recommendation 4

The Office of Acquisition and Assistance test
alternative and innovative methods to more effectively organize and communicate the office's
policy, guidance, and resources and to better support contracting and noncontracting staff at the missions and in Washington.

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Recommendation 5

The Office of Acquisition and Assistance implement a plan to widely distribute and monitor the training of both contracting and noncontracting staff at the missions and in Washington on past performance issues identified in this review.

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Recommendation 6

The Office of Acquisition and Assistance implement a
strategy with the Administrator's assistance to increase the accountability of noncontracting staff
for completing quality performance evaluations.

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Recommendation 7

The Office of Acquisition and Assistance issue or
revise policy to provide clear, detailed procedures for obtaining and using reliable past
performance information that helps make positive determinations of applicant responsibility
when awarding assistance instruments; and ensure consistency among its agreement officers, including their use and documentation of past performance information, when awarding assistance instruments.

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