Past Performance Information Retrieval System

NEW Merged CPARS/PPIRS Application Published July 15, 2018!
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Welcome to the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS). All data in PPIRS is classified as Source Selection Sensitive and is not releasable unless directed by the agency who submitted the data.  This policy is in accordance with FAR 42.1503(4)(d).

In May 2010, PPIRS was designated as the government wide single repository of past performance data. Confidence in a prospective contractor's ability to satisfactorily perform contract requirements is an important factor in making best value decisions in the acquisition of goods and services. PPIRS consists of two components, Report Card (RC) and Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS). These three components support the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirement to consider past performance information prior to making a contract award (FAR Parts 9, 13, 15, 36 and 42).

Government access is restricted to those individuals who are working on source selections, to include contractor responsibility determinations. Contractors may view only their own data. A contractor must be registered in the "System for Award Management" (SAM) system and must have created a Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN) in the SAM profile to access their PPIRS information.

Access to FAPIIS is granted when approved for access to PPIRS-RC. PPIRS RC and FAPIIS are sponsored by General Services Administration (GSA) and Integrated Award Environment (IAE).

Effective July 1, 2009, the FAR requires federal agencies to post all contractor performance evaluations in PPIRS.

In May, 2010, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) and the Acquisition Committee for eGovernment (ACE) determined that the Defense (DoD) Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) will be utilized as the single past performance reporting system federal-wide to collect and transmit performance evaluations to PPIRS.  Further, no new systems will be built.  Agencies should not invest any resources into developing or improving a capability for past performance reporting.  This decision was based on NIH's retirement of CPS, the on-going efforts to establish a standard method and criteria for conducting past performance reporting, and the recent implementation of Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) which already requires Agency use of CPARS as the data entry module.

The Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) program office may be contacted at (207) 438-1690.