Report | July 29, 2015

Special Operations Forces Support Activity Effectively Managed the Contractor Logistics Support Services Contract



We performed this audit to determine whether the Special Operations Forces Support Activity (SOFSA) was effectively managing the Contractor Logistics Support Services (CLSS) contract. Specifically, we determined whether the contractor was performing in accordance with contract terms and conditions and whether SOFSA was adequately monitoring the contractor’s performance.


SOFSA managed the nonstatistically selected 14 CLSS contract task orders reviewed, valued at $267 million, in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and DoD guidance. Specifically, SOFSA performed adequate oversight to ensure contractor performance met contract requirements. SOFSA contracting officials:

  • designated contracting officer’s representatives in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation;
  • ensured contracting officer’s representatives complied with training requirements in accordance with DoD guidance;
  • aligned performance-monitoring activities detailed in the quality assurance surveillance plans with the performance work statement requirements;
  • ensured contractor performance met performance work statement requirements through quality assurance reviews performed by the Enterprise Management Division, contracting officers; Defense Contract Management Agency, contracting officer’s representatives; and technical representatives; and
  • implemented recommendations to correct oversight deficiencies identified during a previous audit performed by the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General.

As a result of contracting officials’ oversight, SOFSA issued seven administrative action reports and recovered $7.7 million from March 2013 through February 2015 on the 14 task orders reviewed and a total of $179 million on the entire contract. Therefore, we are not making recommendations in this report.