The U.S. federal government has completed the merger of the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) with the Contract Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS.gov). CPARS now serves as the federal report card system for prime contractors providing services and products to the U.S. federal government.
Government decision-makers now use CPARS to review contractors’ performance under previously awarded contracts. Data points include requirements compliance, meeting deadlines, reporting processes, integrity and business ethics, pricing and invoicing, and customer-service processes. These reviews often contain sensitive information and can also influence new contract awards, therefore, only authorized government personnel have access to these records, along with the specific awardee. No records are available to the general public.
The contracts tracked in CPARS must be prime contracts and fall above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (now $250,000 base plus option years).
Subcontracts are not tracked in CPARS, however, the Small Business Administration is considering a process to create a pilot program to provide subcontractor performance ratings. No updates from the SBA regarding the subcontractor program have been posted since April 2018 when the Subcontractor Past Performance Pilot Program was published in the Federal Register.
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