See the Glossary for more terms.
Some links will work for NIAID staff only.
This SOP has internal roles only.
To serve as an NIAID staff member designated and authorized in writing by the contracting officer to perform specific technical or administrative functions.
CORs have a broad range of roles from developing concepts for solicitations through providing technical oversight of contracts. They cannot change any terms or conditions of contracts.
CORs work in NIAID’s program divisions, not the Office of Acquisitions.
To help ensure that CORs perform their jobs within legal limits, each COR will receive and sign a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) Appointment Letter from the contracting officer. The template details the COR’s duties from the FAC-COR Handbook.
All CORs are required to get FAC-COR certification. Learn more about COR Training and Certification.
There are three levels of COR:
The FAC-COR Handbook, Appendix C, provides Optional Classroom Training Providers.
Find the full training requirements at COR Re-Certification.
The FAC-COR Handbook provides a more detailed description of the COR’s duties.
See the Office of Acquisitions staff listing for the appropriate contract specialist.
Staff should check the class schedules on the HHS University Web site. Enroll through NIH's APO Coordinator.
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NIH Manual Chapter 6015-2, Past Performance Information
NIH Manual Chapter 6315-1, Review and Evaluation of R&D Contract Proposals
NIH Manual Chapter 6332-9, Receipt, Processing, and Payment of Invoice and Contract Financing Requests for Research Contracts
Project Concept for Contracts SOP
Contract Funding and End-of-Year Timelines and Processes SOP
Contracting Officer SOP
Independent Government Cost Estimate SOP
Peer Review of R&D Contract Technical Proposals SOP
Project Officer's Technical Questionnaire
Request for Proposals SOP
COR Re-Certification Requirements
COR Training and Certification
Last Updated September 05, 2012
Last Reviewed May 24, 2012