NASA database collects contractor ratings
- By Paula Shaki Trimble
- Jun 29, 2000
As part of its plans to put all procurement information and actions online,
NASA will debut a database on contractor past performance next week.
The Past Performance Database will be available online for all 10 NASA
centers to rate contractor performance. Using simple online forms, contracting
officials can include basic ratings and detailed descriptions that other
centers can refer to in making decisions, said Jim Bradford, NASA Acquisition
Internet Service project leader at Marshall Space Flight Center.
The database will serve NASA until the government creates a standardized
contractor past performance repository, Bradford said.
The system enables contracting officials to print, e-mail, fax or mail
the evaluation in rich text format to the contractor. It provides the vendor
with a log-in ID so that the contractor can access the site and make comments
on the evaluation in response.