Rule Would Update EPAAR A-E and Key Personnel Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to amend its acquisition regulation to remove the evaluation of contracting performance and incorporate flexibility to identify the required number of days of key personnel commitment under the Key Personnel clause. The rule would remove EPAAR 1536.201, Evaluation of contracting performance, to reflect that the EPAAR requirement for the evaluation of construction contracts has been superseded by FAR 42.1502. Also, the rule would amend the prescription at EPAAR 1537.110 (c) for EPAAR 1552.237-72, Key Personnel, to provide contracting officers with the flexibility to identify the required number of days of key personnel commitment during the early stages of contract performance. The length of time would be based on the requirements of individual acquisitions when continued assignment is essential to the successful implementation of the program’s mission. COs could include more than the 90 days specified in the clause if approved at one level above the CO. Finally, the rule proposes minor administrative edits to EPAAR 1536.209, EPAAR 1536.521, and EPAAR 1537.110. Comments on the proposed rule are due September 11, 2014. For the text of the rule, see ¶70,053.25.