The Resource Federal contractors : better performance information needed to support agency contract award decisions : report to congressional requesters, (electronic resource)

Federal contractors : better performance information needed to support agency contract award decisions : report to congressional requesters, (electronic resource)

Label
Federal contractors : better performance information needed to support agency contract award decisions : report to congressional requesters
Title
Federal contractors
Title remainder
better performance information needed to support agency contract award decisions : report to congressional requesters
Title variation
  • Better performance information needed to support agency contract award decisions
  • Contractor past performance information
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In fiscal year 2007, federal agencies worked with over 160,000 contractors, obligating over $456 billion, to help accomplish federal missions. This reliance on contractors makes it critical that agencies have the information necessary to properly evaluate a contractor's prior history of performance and better inform agencies' contract award decisions. While actions have been taken to improve the sharing of past performance information and its use -- including the development of the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) -- concerns remain about this information. This report assesses agencies' use of past performance information in awarding contracts; identifies challenges that hinder systematic sharing of past performance information; and describes efforts to improve contractor performance information. In conducting this work, GAO analyzed 62 contract solicitations from fiscal years 2007 and 2008 and met with 121 contracting officials. While the solicitations represent a range of contracts and contractors, GAO's findings cannot be generalized to all federal contracts. GAO is making recommendations to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and selected agencies aimed at facilitating sharing and use of past performance information
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Letting of contracts
  • Performance standards
  • Public contracts
  • Interagency coordination
Label
Federal contractors : better performance information needed to support agency contract award decisions : report to congressional requesters, (electronic resource)
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS114479
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed May 26, 2009)
  • "April 2009."
  • "GAO-09-374."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
Control code
17616875
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 39 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Federal contractors : better performance information needed to support agency contract award decisions : report to congressional requesters, (electronic resource)
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS114479
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed May 26, 2009)
  • "April 2009."
  • "GAO-09-374."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
Control code
17616875
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 39 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Specific material designation
remote

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