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CIB 98-12: Guidance Regarding Advertisement of Personal Services Contracts (PSCs), and Requirements for Evaluating Applications for PSCs
Subject Category: Personal Services Contracts
CIB 97-16 and CIB 97-16 (Supplement) revised the Class Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition for hiring personal services contractors by deleting personal services contracts with U.S. citizens or U.S. resident aliens recruited from the United States. CIB 97-17 (Corrected 2) version provided new procedures for hiring U.S. citizens or U.S. resident aliens from the United States, specifically requiring advertising on the Agency's External Internet web site for such solicitations. There appears to be some confusion as to the application of these CIBs, as well as the methodology for determining the most qualified candidate for the contract.
The term "locally recruited" used in the class justification does not apply to the recruitment of those individuals for PSCs working in the Washington, D.C. area or the United States as a whole. It also does not apply to those individuals who are recruited from the United States to work in a Mission outside the United States, or Third Country Nationals paid under Appendix D of the AIDAR. The term "locally recruited" refers to recruitment of those individuals who are covered under the class justification, i.e., Cooperating Country Nationals, Third Country Nationals hired under the local compensation plan, and U.S. citizens who are living in the cooperating country, referred to as U.S. Resident Hires (see Appendix D of the AIDAR).
Last updated: March 10, 2014