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a) Personnel assigned to or utilized by the contractor in the performance of this contract shall, at a minimum, meet the experience, educational, or other background requirements set forth below and shall be fully capable of performing in an efficient, reliable, and professional manner.
b) The Government shall be able to review resumes of contractor personnel when applicable at the task order level.
c) If the Ordering Officer questions the qualifications or competence of any persons performing under the contract, the burden of proof to sustain that the persons is qualified as prescribed herein shall be upon the contractor.
d) The contractor shall have personnel, organization, and administrative control necessary to ensure that the services performed meet all requirements specified in task orders. The work history of each contractor employee shall contain experience directly related to the tasks and functions to be assigned. The Ordering Officer reserves the right to determine if a given work history contains necessary and sufficiently detailed, related experience to reasonably ensure the ability for effective and efficient performance.
e) When determining if educational and experience requirements are acceptable, the following criteria are applicable:
1. To ensure that postsecondary education possessed by individuals meets an acceptable level of quality, educational degrees shall come from accredited institutions or programs. See www.ed.gov for more accreditation information. At a minimum, to receive credit for a Master and Doctorate, all degrees shall be earned from an institution that has been regionally accredited by one ofthe six associations: MSA, NASC, NCA, NEASC, SACS, and WASC.
2. Bachelor's of Science (BS) or Associate's (AS) degrees in Applied Science, Computing, Engineering, and Technology shall be from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited program (see www.abet.org).
3. When not specified, higher education above a labor category's minimum can be credited as years of experience as long as the higher degree is within the same required field of study as the minimum degree required. The following Educational credit applies: a MS degree equals four (4) years of experience and a PhD degree equals five (5) years of experience.
4. Technology degrees do not qualify as Engineering or Physical Science Degrees.
5. Engineering Positions require Engineering degrees or written (vs. grandfathered) State PE License.
6. SCA titles and reference numbers are in accordance with Contract Act Directory of Occupations (Fifth Edition), published in www.dol.gov.
7. Applicable for Logistics Labor Categories only: DAWIA Certification for Contractors - Contractor personnel that do not have government DAWIA certification courses may demonstrate an equivalency in terms of academic degrees, courses completed, and experience as that of their counterparts in the DAWIA workforce. Equivalency for the following classes must be provided as follows: Levell- (1) Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management, (2) Acquisition Logistics Fundamentals, (3) Systems Sustainment Management; Level2- (1) Levell classes, (2) Intermediate Systems Acquisition, (3) Intermediate Acquisition Logistics, (4) Performance Based Logistics; Level 3-(1) Levell and 2 Classes, (2) Executive Life Cycle Logistics Management, (3) Reliability and Maintainability. Additional explanation of courses or requirements can be found at the Defense Acquisition University web site (http://www.dau.mil/).
8. Applicable for IA/IW Labor Categories: Contractor personnel supporting IA functions shall be certified prior to being engaged in IA related work and be in full compliance with DoD 8570.1-M and DoDD 8570.1 This includes personnel being certified/accredited at the appropriate levels ofiAT I-III and lAM I-III as appropriate. This will be verified by the contracting officer who will ensure that contractor personnel are entered in to the Defense Eligibility Enrollment System (DEERS) or other appropriate database. Contractor personnel not certified within 6 months of assignment ofiA duties or who fail to maintain their certified status will not be permitted to carry out the responsibilities of the position, and shall be replaced with a contractor who does meet the minimum certification requirements as mandated above.
9. Applicable for Labor Categories providing Information Technology design and development support: In addition to educational requirements, Contract personnel shall be required to meet vendor/platform certification. The following lists the applicable contract labor categories with their corresponding minimum personnel qualifications- specific educational or experience requirements shall be noted at the task order level: [stated in the clause]