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NSF Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman

Ms. Janis Coughlin-PIiester, 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 ยง 4106(g) and/or FAR 16.505(b)(8).

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