What are Participation Decision Points and what are we suppose to discuss about them in a MOPAS?
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Decision Points is not a FAR/DFARS term nor is it referenced in DoDD 5000. Our understanding of Decision Points when related to on- and off-ramps is the basis for removing a contractor (off-ramp) or adding a contractor (on-ramp). This applies to multiple award contract arrangements. At certain points (Decision Points most contracts would be annually) in the course of performance, the government would look at the awards and see who was getting awards and who was not. As the performance period progressed, the government would consider notifying contractors they were no longer eligible for awards as they had had no or very little activity. This would be an off-ramp. Before award, the government would have determined what thresholds were to be met to keep a contract open; companies would be aware of this as they built their teams and made their bids decisions. On ramps would be the ability to award contracts to companies that had something the government was interested in. It could be newer technology, concept, service, maintaining a certain capability, etc. Again, before award, the government would have determined what thresholds were to be met to consider adding a new contractor.