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Online Representations & Certifications (ORCA)

The Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) replaces most of the paper based Representations and Certifications (Reps and Certs) in Section K of solicitations with an Internet application.  This Internet application is an e-Government initiative that was designed by the Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE).  FAR 52.204-8 mandates the use of ORCA on or after 1 Jan 05.

ORCA is the more labor intensive or time consuming of the 3 registrations in the CCR process.  ORCA reuses data pulled from CCR and pre-populates many of the required Representations and Certifications. Then, the contractor completes the remaining Reps and Certs with the understanding that with each solicitation they are certifying to current, accurate and complete information

There is a considerable amount of reading you must do to accurately fill out the ORCA.  There will be numerous clauses and provisions referenced to the FAR that you need to look up and read.

The ORCA must be updated annually at a minimum.

 

See you on the high ground! 

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