Federal agencies have been directed to set “aggressive performance targets” to improve collection and use of information about contractor performance.
In a memo to agency Chief Acquisition Officers (CAOs) and Senior Procurement Executives (SPEs) Joseph Jordan, head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), underscored the importance of collecting and using information on contractor performance and integrity. Assessing government contractors’ performance “is critical to informing source selection and award decisions and ensuring the government builds relationships with high-performing suppliers,” he said
Jordan stressed that efforts by OFPP working with agency acquisition officers and procurement executives have developed new management tools to provide contracting officers with valuable contractor information to help them make selection and award decisions. Now, Jordan said agencies must increase the use of these tools”to avoid poor acquisition outcomes in the future.”
The memo sets three goals for agencies to improve the collection and use of contractor performance information: 1) set aggressive performance targets; 2) establish a baseline for reporting compliance; and 3) guarantee workforce training. Read full article.