GOVCONLAW General Library

CPARS (Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System)

Posted on August 25, 2020 GOVCONLAW General Library, Other GovCon Topics
The Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) is a database that contains uploaded Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPAR). These reports are created when an Assessment Officer (AO) applies ratings – Exceptional, Very Good, Satisfactory, Marginal, or Unsatisfactory – and a supporting narrative evaluating contractors’ past performance. CPARS is the official system for past performance...
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Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act

In October 1994, President Clinton signed the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA or Act) into law. Its stated purpose is to streamline federal procurement. In achieving its purpose, the Act, generally, sought to improve acquisition in three broad areas: (1) reduce unique purchasing requirements, (2) simplify acquisition procedures; (3) obtain goods and...
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Suspension of Work

The Suspension of Work clause is commonly incorporated in government contracts and is located at  FAR 52.242-14. This clause provides that the contracting officer may order the suspension, delay or interruption of all or any part of the work of a contract for the period of time that the Contracting Officer determines appropriate for...
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Differing Site Conditions

Pursuant FAR 52.236-2, a contractor is entitled to an equitable adjustment to a government contract when the contractor encounters “differing site conditions”. This FAR contract clause sets forth two types of differing site conditions, known as Type I and Type II. A Type I differing site condition arises when the conditions encountered differ from...
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FAR Part 8- Required Sources of Supplies and Services and GSA Schedule Contracts

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 8 “deals with required sources of supplies and services for use by the Government.”  There the FAR directs that Government agencies “shall satisfy requirements for supplies and services from or through the mandatory government sources and publications” listed below in descending order of priority: (1) inventory from the ordering...
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FAR Part 12- Acquisition of Commercial Items

FAR Part 12 creates streamlined procedures that the Government can use to procure supplies and services that constitute a “commercial item” under 48 CFR § 2.101. FAR Part 12 implements the preference for the acquisition of commercial items contained in Title VIII of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355). The...
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