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 information after merging with the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS).

At CPARS, users are able to create and edit performance and integrity records, generate such records, and view or manage such records. CPARS will eventually merge with the federal System for Award Management (“SAM”).

CPARS is accessible to government employees in order to write and review evaluations, view performance and integrity records, create integrity records, and manage accounts and records. CPARS is also accessible to contractor representatives in order to review and comment on evaluations. Such access is designated by the Focal Point. The database is available to contractor personnel to review records; however, contractor personnel will not be able to comment on a performance evaluation.

The public may access the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) to view contractor misconduct. After data entry into the FAPIIS database, the misconduct will be available on the FAPIIS public website after a fourteen (14) day delay. FAPIIS encompasses more than just past performance evaluations.