Can this individual serve as a COTR for a contract in his technical field?
Your IPA can be a COR while serving in his official Governmental position. Just make sure he/she has the appropriate training and experience as described in the March 29,2010, Dr. Carter memo " DoD Standard for Certification of CORs for Services". The problem is that a contractor cannot be a COR. This IPA probably has a civlian job - possibly as a contractor supporting the Government. If there is any conflict of interest at all (between the IPA's civilian job and his/her work as a COR), even a hint of it, then do not assign this IPA as a COR.
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