A Perfect Score: Optimizing CPARS Ratings

Join PSC for a focused in-person event on July 18 covering Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) trends, their impact on contractor past performance ratings, and the consequence they have on winning federal contracts.  

Hear from senior government acquisition officials, industry leaders, and advisors, who will share their experiences and perspectives on the current state of CPARS and what needs to be done to optimize effective and accurate past performance ratings.  

This event provides a unique opportunity to learn CPARS trends and their implications on your future performance ratings.  The discussion will include best practices, insights and recommendations on what you need to do to proactively engage and manage your CPARS ratings so that you receive the highest accurate past performance ratings earned and deserved.

The Federal Government is requiring its acquisition officials to provide more detailed justifications for all CPARS ratings higher than “Satisfactory.” The result is fewer “Exceptional” and “Very Good” ratings over the past few years, with a marked increase in “Satisfactory” ratings. In many new contract competitions, the difference between “Satisfactory” and “Very Good”, or “Very Good” and “Exceptional” CPARS ratings, is the difference between winning or losing.  Regrettably, current CPARS rating trends are telling us that “Satisfactory” is the new “Unsatisfactory”. 

Speaker and Presenter Information

Mike Smith, Senior Vice President, GovConRx
Stacy Stacks, Director, Policies & Procedures, Management Systems International | A Tetra Tech company
Sam Finnerty, Associate, Piliero Mazza
Katrina Brisbon, Assistant Administrator, Office of Contracting and Procurement, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Debra Stidham, Director of the Division of Program Integrity & Financial Management Contracts, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Shanna Webbers, Chief Procurement Officer, Internal Revenue Service
Jeff Thomas, Director of the Acquisition and Grants Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Michele Foster, Executive Director, Technology Acquisition Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Thu, Jul 18, 2019, 8:30am - 11:30am ET


Government:  $0.00
PSC Members:  $75.00
Non-Members:  $125.00

NRECA Conference Center
4301 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203
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