DOD’s tips on past performance
Despite its spotty record on collecting past-performance information, the Defense Department gives its acquisition workforce some important insights in that area.
- Interim reports on a contractor’s performance are valuable in improving performance, although they aren’t required.
- Officials should discuss expectations for performance in the post-award meeting.
- The narrative sections in the performance rating documents are essential to establish that the ratings are credible and justifiable.
- The entire project team is responsible for performance reviews.
- Officials should perform thorough assessments during the entire course of the contract and not wait until it ends.
Source: Defense Department
- Officials reviewing past-performance information should consider the source in deciding how much weight to give particular information.