3-5 Appoint CORs

CORs represent the CO in dealings with a supplier. A COR is delegated responsibilities and duties and is authorized to take action regarding the administration of the actual awarded contract, in accordance with
Clause 6-1: Contracting Officer’s Representative. COR duties and responsibilities are delineated in the COR Letter of Appointment. It is the responsibility of the CO to determine whether and when to appoint a COR regarding the planned administration of a contract.

In accordance with Clause 6-1: Contracting Officer’s Representative, the CO will appoint a COR, responsible for the day-to-day administration of the contract, who will serve as the Postal Service’s point of contact with the supplier on all routine matters. A copy of the notice of appointment defining the COR’s authority will be furnished to the supplier upon award of the contract.

The COR will:

The COR will not:

The supplier is responsible for the supervision, technical competency, and discipline of its personnel. When necessary, the supplier may be assisted in understanding Postal Service-unique processes and procedures.

Except when required by the terms of the contract, members of the purchase/SCM team may not direct the supplier’s management activities or intervene to supervise, train, or discipline supplier personnel. The Postal Service purchase/SCM team may change as each Process Step leads to the next, but the CO remains business leader throughout the life cycle of the project and externally represents the purchase/SCM team in administrative dealings with the selected supplier.