Negative Past Performance Evaluation? When and How to Challenge It.

The evaluation of a contractor’s past performance is one of the most important non-price factors taken into account by a procuring agency during the source-selection process. A negative past performance evaluation can substantially reduce a contractor’s chances of retaining work and/or obtaining future federal work.   Sometimes a contractor’s negative review is justified, and other times it is not. Whether you believe the evaluation is justified or not, it is important to understand what rights and procedures are available if you receive a negative past performance evaluation. The procedures that procuring agencies must follow when completing past performance submissions and the
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