Review Past Performance on GWACs

Agencies must prepare past performance evaluations for orders with a period of performance (including options) of more than one year, according to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 42.15. Agencies must submit these reports electronically in the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS).

Past performance assessment must be made on an annual basis in accordance with the guidance on the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) website.

Using past performance data as a motivator

As a best practice, you can motivate high quality performance by recording performance information periodically, and discussing the results with contractors. Contractors can have an opportunity to improve inadequate performance before the next reporting cycle.

Providing contractors with interim assessments

Interim assessments give contractors experiencing problems the opportunity to correct them before they jeopardize completion of the contract. Most agencies’ practices dictate that you prepare interim assessments at least every 12 months.

Rating systems should track these four basic elements:

  • Cost;
  • Schedule;
  • Technical performance or quality of product or service; and
  • Business relations, including customer satisfaction.

We recommend you use five basic ratings in each element: exceptional, very good, satisfactory, marginal, and unsatisfactory.

Past performance by task order

Contracting officers can use the task order lists below to assist in the evaluation process. 

Name Format Size
Alliant Task Orders
The task orders marked "Y" in the PPIRS column have a performance assessment in the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS).
Excel 130KB
Alliant Small Business Task Orders Excel 50KB
How to Write a Quality Narrative Assessment PowerPoint 1.08MB
Frequently Asked Questions - CPARS and Writing a Quality Narrative Word 36KB

Last Reviewed 2015-12-11