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NSF Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman

Ms. Janis Coughlin-Piester, Deputy Head, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management, is serving as the National Science Foundation Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman in accordance with the requirements of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Section 16.505.

The NSF Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman shall review complaints from contractors related to task-orders and delivery-orders executed under procedures set forth in FAR 16.505 and ensure they are afforded a fair opportunity to be considered, consistent with the procedures in the applicable contract. The NSF Acquisition Ombudsman has no authority to review complaints that relate to matters beyond 41 U.S.C § 4106(g) and/or FAR 16.505(b)(8).

Ms. Coughlin-Piester is located in Room C7000 and can be reached at (703) 292-8200 or at