I am a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)

A Federal employee to whom a Contracting Officer has delegated authority in writing to act as his or her representative in monitoring specified aspects of contractor performance. These aspects may include ensuring that the contractor’s performance meets the standards set forth in the contract, ensuring the contractor meets the technical requirements under the contract by the delivery date(s) and/or within the period of performance, and ensuring that the contractor performs within the price or estimated cost stated in the contract.

Certification Requirements

Training Requirements

For initial certification: Level I: Entry/Apprentice

Appropriate for individuals serving on technical evaluation panels or supporting low risk contract vehicles such as firm fixed price and services/supply contracts and orders that do not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Training includes completion of the following:

No Prior COR experience required

AND Complete:

Level II: Mid-level/Journeyman

Appropriate for individuals supporting contract vehicles of moderate to high complexity with threshold values up to $10,000,000. Training includes completion of the following:

One (1) year of prior COR experience is required. Must complete narrative on application addressing COR competency proficiencies.

Complete:

Level III: Senior/Expert

Appropriate for highly complex and mission critical contract vehicles requiring significant acquisition investment for contracts exceeding $10,000,000. Training includes completion of the following:

Two (2) years of prior COR experience required. Must complete narrative on application addressing COR competency proficiencies.

Complete:

** Reminder: CLPs are required every 2 years to maintain FAC-COR certification. ** 

** Reminder: Please send all questions to OALM/ACP: FAC-COR@mail.nih.gov. **

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