In this session 3 of 4 in the Introduction to Government Contracts webinar series, Cara Wulf and Andriani Buck identify several issues Government contractors will encounter in everyday performance of Government contracts. They discuss performance management, focusing on topics such as evolving cyber requirements and requirements surrounding the integrity of the supply chain. They also provide an introduction to the myriad compliance obligations and socioeconomic programs that are as much a part of Government contracts as the underlying supply or service that is the subject of the procurement. They also discuss subcontract management from the perspective of both prime and subcontractors. Finally, Cara and Andriani cover the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) – what it is, why it is important, and what to do about unfavorable assessments.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will be able to:
- Identify effective strategies for meeting all performance obligations under Government contracts.
- Implement and follow compliance programs to meet the multitude of requirements in the contract beyond producing deliverables.
- Address subcontracting issues both as a prime contractor managing a subcontractor, and a subcontractor managing a relationship with a prime.
- Understand CPARS and what to do if they receive an unfavorable rating.