CPARS Ratings, FAPIIS Reporting Requirements, Past Performance, and Contractor Integrity Data:  What Every Federal Government Contractor Needs to Know About CPARS.

By Cheryl E. Adams, Esq. The Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS Ratings) exists to provide government source selection officials (SSOs) with a variety of types of information that SSOs need to ensure that offerors have met the requirements needed to be selected for award of government contracts. What types… Read more »

What is the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?

Does increased Micropurchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds Solve A Problem? On February 16, 2018, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (CAAC) rolled out CAAC Letter No. 2018-02 to Federal agencies which was tantamount to the slight deviation to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) for implementing the newly increased micropurchase and simplified… Read more »

Federal Woman Owned Small Business WOSB Certification

For many small businesses seeking to get into the federal contracting marketplace, the Woman-Owned- Small Business  (WOSB)  Federal Contracting Program was introduced in 2011 to all allow small businesses to further explore their opportunities for getting federal government contracts. Being a WOSB allows for companies to have a level playing… Read more »

Ten Commandments to Avoid Contractor Suspension and Debarment

When it comes to suspension and debarment from government contracts, companies should follow the basic ten commandments to reduce an adverse decision when responding to a proposed suspension debarment notice. Show That Your Company is a Responsible Government Contractor When responding to contractor debarment and suspension notices, the critical point… Read more »

GAO Says No Additional Strengths Warranted in Technical Proposal Protest

Federal government contractors should be well aware that not all technical proposals receive a higher evaluation score or additional technical strength simply because the company added more than what the solicitation called for. Although you may have truly included more than what the government called for, there are still additional… Read more »