CPARS: Ideas for Getting a Good Grade on Your Report Card

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Event Overview

Many of us can remember a time when good grades on our report cards meant better opportunities in the future. Good grades are still important in the context of capturing and keeping federal government contracts through the government’s Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS).

Today, many people agree that past performance is one of the most important source selection criteria in the GovCon marketplace. Many companies are not aware that they might be able to modify results and even have an impact on the evaluation itself. Learn about some of the background, tools and receive some ideas and tips on what you can do to help manage the CPARS process at your company.

Please join our moderator Dave Drabkin of DHG and former Chair of the Section 809 Panel as well as his guests Ron Perlman of Holland & Knight and Major General Darryl Scott of MG DAS LLC, former Commissioner of the Section 809 Panel and former Director of the DCMA as they discuss the following topics regarding CPARS:

  • What the CPARS is all about
  • Who are the key players
  • Where can you find guidance
  • When can you challenge the evaluations
  • How to make an lasting and positive impact


Dave Drabkin, Dixon Hughes Goodman

Ron Perlman, Holland & Knight

Darryl Scott, MG DAS llc

Please note CPE is not offered for this webinar.

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This webinar is part of the Issues in Focus Webinar Series which delves into current issues facing the industry. Please check back closer to the dates listed for more information regarding the topics and registration process.

About the Dixon Hughes Goodman Government Contracting Service Group: Our Government Contracting Services Group is active in government contracting associations, keeps up to date with the effects of policies on the local and national levels and provides proactive advice to our clients. In addition, we actively monitor the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) agenda, as well as changes to the Small Business Administration (SBA).