February 14, 2003
MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION
FROM: ROBERT G. CARD
UNDER SECRETARY FOR ENERGY, SCIENCE
SUBJECT: Performance Based Contracts: Order Review
Panel Decisions On Team Reports Recommendations
As you know, the Performance Based Contracts Order Review encompassed a review of DOE Orders having applicability to major site and facility management contracts to determine whether opportunities exist to further reduce the level of government “process” direction in performance-based contracts.
For each Order, a team comprising representatives of the Order Originating Office, affected Program Offices, and the Office of General Counsel or the Office of Procurement and Assistance Management attempted to identify requirements, standards, and process approaches that are unnecessary, inappropriate, duplicative, outdated, overly prescriptive or proscriptive or otherwise inconsistent with Government-wide contracting concepts. Each team submitted a report to DOE Order Review Panel (comprising the Under Secretary for National Nuclear Security, the Under Secretary for Energy, Science and Environment, the General Counsel, and the Director, Office of Management, Budget And Evaluation/Chief Financial Officer) with recommendations to retain, modify, or eliminate the Order’s direction to contractors.
This memorandum forwards to you, as an Order Originating Office, the DOE Order Review Panel’s decisions regarding the team report recommendations for the Orders under your cognizance. The team reports and out disposition of their recommendations are attached.
Implementation is your responsibility and should be accomplished within 6 months. For each of your Orders where our disposition requires action, please submit an action plan and action officer’s name to us through Mr. Stephen M. Smith, Director, Office of Management Communications (ME-43), within one week of the date of this memorandum.
Thank you for your assistance in this project. Please contact Mr. Michael Righi at 586-8175 if you have any questions.