DATE: July 31, 2020

SUBJECT: Contracting Officer Responsibilities for the Review of Subcontract Consent Packages, Contractor Purchasing Systems, and Organizational Conflicts of Interest

TO: HCAs/Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers
FROM: Director, Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office of Acquisition Management


Policy Flash 2020 – 40 provides the attached Summary of Contracting Officer Responsibilities to reiterate existing regulations, policy and procedures for (1) reviewing and approving subcontractor consent packages; (2) contractor purchasing systems; and (3) reviewing and mitigating potential organizational conflicts of interest. Additionally, this attachment reminds COs these actions and other actions are subject to the Headquarters Business Clearance Review (BCR) Process and are areas of interest in Procurement Management Reviews as well as are set forth in the DOE Acquisition Guide Chapters (AGC) 71.1 and 71.4, respectively.

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