Department of Energy Order O 413.3B - Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets – dated November 29, 2010
The purpose of this DOE Order is “To provide the Department of Energy (DOE) Elements, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), with program and project management direction for the acquisition of capital assets with the goal of delivering projects within the original performance baseline (PB), cost and schedule, and fully capable of meeting mission performance, safeguards and security, and environmental, safety, and health requirements unless impacted by a directed change.”
This order establishes the thresholds and requirements for contractual an EVMS application. “For contracts greater than $100M, OECM must conduct the certification review and certify the Contractor’s EVMS is compliant with EIA-748B or as required by the contract.”
For contracts between $50M and $100M, “the PMSO must conduct a certification review and certify the Contractor’s EVMS is compliant with EIA-748B, or as required by contract.” An Office of Engineering and Construction Management (OECM) representative should participate throughout the certification process.
For contracts between $20M and $50M, the Federal Project Director (FPD) “must ensure that the contractor conducts a self-certification review ideally by an entity independent of the contractor’s project team”. Documentation of EVMS compliance with EIA-748B, or as required by the contract must be provided.
The requirement to conduct EVMS surveillance for contract types and budget values is also included in this Order.
Note: DOE intends to re-issue Order 413.3B in 2016 (413.3B Change 1).
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