The Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (“CPAR”) is often misunderstood in both importance and how to move the needle if you get a bad review. A couple of resources from the Government may help without breaking the bank. This update will give you, all from Government sources, the following: (1) what CPARs are intended to do; (2) the November 2016 CPAR guide put out by the Government; and (3) a Government slide show (date unknown) that seems to explain pretty well how the Government views how the system works.
What the CPARS are Intended to Do-from the Government’s Website
A CPAR assesses a contractor’s performance and provides a record, both positive and negative, on a given contractor during a specific period of time. Each assessment is based on objective facts and supported by program and contract management data, such as cost performance reports, customer comments, quality reviews, technical interchange meetings, financial solvency assessments, construction/production management reviews, contractor operations reviews, functional performance evaluations, and earned contract incentives. CPARS is for UNCLASSIFIED use only. Classified information is not to be entered into this system.
November 2016 Guide Put out by the Government
The 71 page document by the Government on CPARs can be found here: https://www.cpars.gov/pdfs/CPARS-Guidance.pdf
Slide Show by the Government