August 12th, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Obermayer is excited to introduce its new “GovCon Examiner Live” webinar series, your resource for the fundamentals in government contracting and small business procurement. Over the course of 12 months, our experienced government contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli and Michael Richard will bring their popular GovCon Examiner blog to life with legal updates and practical tips for your business.
As many contractors know, past performance is a critical part of getting new contract opportunities. Not surprisingly, contractors put a lot of emphasis on the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), and the CPARS ratings they get in connection with contracts they performed. However, many contractors do not know how to challenge a negative CPARS that was unjustified, inaccurate, or punitive. The goal of this webinar is to fill that knowledge gap, and educate contractors on how to handle CPARS-related challenges. After providing a brief primer on CPARS, and how the CPARS system functions, we will explain, in detail, the various rights and remedies contractors have for challenging a negative review. Attendees will learn how to make comments in the CPARS system, what should happen as a result, and how a contractor can challenge CPARS at a higher level, using CDA claims. The presentation will also discuss what relief can be sought when a contractor receives an unjustified negative CPARS. The second piece of this webinar will address contractor claims based on good faith and fair dealing, both in the context of challenging an improper CPARS evaluation and in other contexts.