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What is included here?

Performance evaluations contain both government and contractor comments to provide a balanced view of performance, allowing source selection officials to look beyond contractor references.

Integrity records contain: federal contractor criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings in connection with federal awards; suspensions and debarments; administrative agreements issued in lieu of suspension or debarment; non-responsibility determinations; terminations for cause or default; defective pricing determinations; termination for material failure to comply; subcontractor payment issues; information on trafficking in persons; and recipient not qualified determinations.

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What can Government officials do here?

  • Objectively evaluate performance.
  • Review relevant performance and integrity information before making an award decision.
  • Note – Government access to completed evaluations is restricted to those individuals who are working on source selections, to include contractor responsibility determinations.
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What can Contractors/Financial Assistance Recipients do here?

  • Comment on the government’s evaluation and concur with or refute the overall performance evaluation.
  • Review their active performance and integrity information which the government may use in making an award decision.
  • Note – Contractors/Financial Assistance Recipients may view only their own data. To do so, you must be registered in the “System for Award Management” (SAM) and must have Data Entry or Administrator access in the Entity Registration Domain in the SAM profile to access this information.
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Past performance information is relevant information, for future source selection purposes, regarding a contractor’s actions under previously awarded contracts or orders. It includes the contractor’s record of conforming to requirements and to standards of good workmanship; forecasting and controlling costs; adherence to schedules, including the administrative aspects of performance; reasonable and cooperative behavior and commitment to customer satisfaction; reporting into databases; integrity and business ethics; and business-like concern for the interest of the customer. [Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 42.1501]

Government officials use multiple sources of information when making award decisions. Agencies are instructed to use the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) to create and measure the quality and timely reporting of performance information.

FAR 42.1503(4)(d) deems all past performance data as Source Selection Sensitive; information is not releasable unless directed by the agency who submitted the data. Any Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request should be submitted to the agency who created the evaluation.

This application is designed for UNCLASSIFIED use only.