The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is attempting, for a third time, to get agencies to use the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) more consistently.
So instead of asking and encouraging, OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan is setting specific goals for agencies.
In a new memo to chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives, Jordan sets three-year targets for agencies to enter vendor-performance information into the governmentwide database.
This year, the goals vary depending on how often the agency is currently entering data into PPIRS. For instance, departments inputting data for 60 percent or more of their contracts, must improve to 85 percent by Sept. 30. For agencies using PPIRS 30 percent to 60 percent of the time, their goal now is 75 percent. And for those agencies using PPIRS less than 30 percent of the time, their goal is 65 percent.
“This required contract-administration duty can significantly reduce the risk to the government on future awards, so agencies must take bold steps to ensure that all critical performance information is made available in the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) in a timely manner, and to the maximum extent practicable, eliminate duplicative, paper-based past performance evaluation surveys generated outside these systems,” Jordan wrote.
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