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McCaskill/Webb bill removes 'discussion' from contractor past performance reviews

Posted By Guy Timberlake, The American Small Business Coalition, LLC, Sunday, March 04, 2012
Last week, FCW reporter Matthew Weigelt reported on legislation introduced by Senators McCaskill and Webb that eliminates discussions between companies and agencies related to contractor past performance.

In his March 1st Washington Technology article Bill strips contractor reviews from past-performance evaluations Weigelt writes "Companies would lose the opportunity to respond to performance reviews written by government officials under a new contracting bill. The reviews often play a major role in winning future contracts."

The article states "The Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act (S. 2139), which was introduced Feb. 29, would revise language in the Federal Acquisition Regulation that gives companies 30 days to comment, provide additional information or rebut a contracting official’s assessment of their work. The same FAR provision requires agencies to provide companies with a copy of the work performance evaluation."

As a small business, how would implementation of this change impact your ability to do business? Does such a rule create more opportunity for lobbying activities of larger organizations to influence future acquisition strategies?


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Tags:  FAPIIS  FAR  mccaskill  past performance  reviews  S. 2139  wartime contracting  webb 

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