DoD, GSA, NASA Propose Rule to Include Ombudsman’s Information in Multiple-Award IDIQs

The Defense DepartmentNASA and the General Services Administration have introduced a rule that seeks to require agencies to include in solicitations for multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite–quantity contracts the ombudsman’s contact information.

The agencies proposed the regulation as an amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation in an effort to establish a "standardized way to provide the necessary information to contractors with a single contract clause for use by all agencies," according to a Federal Register notice posted Thursday.

The rule would also inform contractors about the responsibilities of the agency ombudsman in multiple-award IDIQ contracts.

An agency ombudsman is tasked with assessing complaints from offerors concerning delivery and task orders placed through multiple-award contracts used to acquire commercial-off-the-shelf products, according to the notice.

Interested stakeholders have until Dec. 31 to submit their comments for consideration by the agencies as they work on the final rule.

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