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    Type A, B, C training, especially types A,B reference FFP contracts with incentives. How would you determine contract type and training for cost contracts? Thank you.


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    For other readers, this is about Contracting Officer Representative (COR) training requirements for DoD.

    Please see DoDI 5000.72 dated March 26, 2015 (go to enclosure 6 and then tables 2, 3, and 4 on pages 27-29).

    You would not be able to assign any cost type contract a type A designation. Only Fixed Price contracts without incentives AND low performance risk may be defined as type A. Also, a cost type contract by it's very nature is almost always other than low performance risk.

    So now you have to decide if your cost contract is a type B or type C in order to determine COR Training and Experience requirements. The DoDI gives you wide latitude but does provide some guidance. If you really want or desire the COR to be a subject matter expert (SME) on what the contract is for then go with type C. The DoDI gives some examples of where this might be (Environmental remediation, Medical or Dental, etc.). Another one could easily be A-E Services. If you don't need the COR to be a SME then you can designate it a Type B.

     

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