Model Letter and Procedures for Designating the Contracting Officer’s Representative for Contracts and Task Orders

A Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 302

Partial Revision Date: 02/20/2024
Responsible Office: M/OAA/P
File Name: 302mar_022024


USAID Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) perform a variety of duties associated with contract administration and technical functions, including serving as the technical liaison between the Contracting Officer (CO) and the contractor. The COR is in a unique position to monitor the contractor’s performance in achieving the contract’s purpose, and is delegated certain contract/task order administration functions and authorities that are otherwise vested in the CO. In order to be authorized to perform these delegated contract or task order administration duties, the proposed COR must meet the eligibility requirements in ADS 302.3.4.18 and receive a COR designation letter from the CO delegating authority to perform contract and/or task order administration duties.