CPARS Challenge Primer: Formal Claim Required To Appeal Negative Performance Evaluation
For federal contractors, it is not an exaggeration to say that performance evaluations are the lifeblood of the business. A less-than-satisfactory evaluation in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) affects far more than just the agency’s assessment of performance on a particular project. A negative evaluation follows a contractor around – impacting the ability to obtain future contracts due to the specter negative past performance ratings.
The good news for contractors is that the ability to challenge and – if successful – reverse negative CPARS evaluations is a quickly developing area of government contracting law.