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Contract Deliverables and Reporting Requirements SOP

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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.


To specify deliverables and reports, such as data, products, software, technical and financial progress reports, or final reports, that contractors deliver in accordance with the terms and conditions of NIAID contracts.


Deliverables and reporting requirements are tailored to each acquisition. Examples of reports and other deliverables are below.

  • Technical progress reports—technical monitoring tools that provide summaries of technical information and progress on a contract.
  • Invention reports—disclosure of inventions conceived or first reduced to practice through work under a contract.
  • Federal financial reports—business monitoring tools that provide financial status of a contract; necessary for monitoring, avoiding, or anticipating cost overruns and enabling contracting officer's representatives to match costs incurred with technical progress.
  • Data—deliverables identified in a contract that can include data files, computer programs, source codes, and any written documentation.
  • Summary of salient results—summary of results achieved during performance of a contract.
  • Final report—includes specific work performed and results obtained for an entire contract period.
  • Special reports—reports or analyses as required by a statement of work or a contracting officer's representative. These may include tables, text, graphs, and diagrams presented at meetings or professional conferences, and other special reports concerning study findings.
  • Study status reports—site-specific performance reports including accrual and retention of study participants, timeliness of data submission, and adherence to protocol specifications.
  • SOPs—standard operating procedures for actions relevant to contract performance, quality assurance, and quality control plans.
  • Training resources—training materials used, developed, or maintained under a contract.
  • Specimens—generally referring to biological samples collected or analyzed under a contract.


  • Submit all deliverables as stated in the contract.

Contracting Officer's Representatives

  • Develop a list and schedule of deliverables and reports that are part of the acquisition plan which will be incorporated into a solicitation and resulting contract. In this listing, identify where deliverables and reports will be sent.
  • Only deliverables sent to the Office of Acquisitions will be maintained in an official contract file. Only items on the list will be turned over to the government.
  • Document review of technical progress on the Contracting Officer's Representative's Evaluation of Progress Report form. Communicate evaluations to contractors.
  • Prepare Interim and Final Evaluations of contractor performance using the electronic Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) under the guidance of a contract specialist. At least one interim NIH Contractor Performance Report is required on all contracts with a period of performance, including options, exceeding one year.

Contract Specialists

  • Incorporate the list and schedule of deliverables and reports from an acquisition plan into a solicitation and resulting contract.
  • Ensure that reporting requirements, delivery schedules, and criteria for acceptance meet requirements of the work statement and are also realistic and clearly identified in contracts.
  • Monitor timely delivery of required reports. Remedies for non-performance include withholding payment, giving the contractor a poor past performance evaluation in CPARS, and terminating for default.
  • After receiving technical progress reports or final reports, send the contracting officer's representative a Contracting Officer's Representative's Evaluation of Progress Report form to complete and return.
  • Work with the contracting officer's representative to ensure at least one interim NIH Contractor Performance Report is completed on all contracts with a period of performance, including options, exceeding one year.
  • Ensure all forms and reports sent to a contract specialist are kept in an official contract file in the Office of Acquisitions.


See the Office of Acquisitions staff listing for the appropriate contract specialist.

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FAR Subpart 11.4, Delivery or Performance Schedules

HHSAR 307.105 Contents of written acquisition plans

HHSAR 307.7107 Responsibilities

HHSAR 307.7108 Statement of work

NIH Policy Manual 6015-2, Past Performance Information

Last Updated March 23, 2015

Last Reviewed March 23, 2015