FAR Amended to Standardize Past Performance Evaluations


On August 1, 2013, the FAR was amended to provide for standardized past performance evaluation factors and performance rating categories for use government-wide and to require that past performance information be entered into the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). The final rule, which becomes effective on September 3, 2013, leaves intact the existing process to appeal an evaluation and places an emphasis on monitoring the quality and timeliness of submission of past performance information.