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To authorize subcontractors to furnish supplies or services to prime contractors or other subcontractors.
Under FAR Part 44—Subcontracting Policies & Procedures the contracting officer may, in special circumstances, provide a prime contractor with consent to perform some requirements of the contract through the use of a subcontract or subcontractor.
Prime contractors and the government have a direct legal relationship; however, the government does not have such a relationship with subcontractors. As a result, the prime contractor is obligated to ensure that the requirements of the contract are met properly, including those requirements performed by the subcontractor. Additionally, a representative from the prime contractor must be included in all communications with the proposed subcontractor.
See the Office of Acquisitions staff listing for the appropriate contract specialist.
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FAR Part 8—Required Sources of Supplies and Services
FAR Part 19—Small Business Programs
NIH Manual Chapter 6019-1—Subcontracting Plan Review and Monitoring
Representations and Certifications
Contract Modifications SOP
Contracting Officer SOP
Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) SOP
Contractor's Request to Subcontract Checklist
Office of Acquistions Consent to Subcontract Checklist
Last Updated March 27, 2012
Last Reviewed March 27, 2012