The Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy has identified the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) as the single Federal Government wide information system for processing and collecting contractor performance information. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires that contractor performance information be collected (FAR Part 42.15) and used in source selection evaluations (FAR Part 15). Source selection officials rely on clear and timely evaluations of contractor performance to make informed business decisions when awarding government contracts and orders. This information is critical to ensuring that the Federal government only does business with companies that provide quality products and services in support of the agency’s missions.
The IAE systems include a suite of web-enabled applications (CPARS, FAPIIS, PPIRS-RC) that are used to document and retrieve contractor performance and grantee performance information that is required by Federal Regulations. FAR Part 42 identifies requirements for documenting contractor performance (CPAR) assessments and evaluations for systems, non-systems, architect-engineer, and construction acquisitions.