Podcast Ep 4: Accumulating and Presenting Past Performance

Sep 2, 2019 12:40:00 PM / by David Rockwell

TGBAP-004-Past-Performance-FederalContracting Officers will look at work that a business has completed in the past to verify that the business is a reliable choice for their procurement needs. Episode 4 of “The Government Buys a...Podcast”, explains what past performance the government may review when analyzing your business and also explains how you might present it to them.

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After you finish the episode, check out the helpful links and homework below to get the most out of this installment.

Fun Fact

In the near future, Artificial Intelligence will be reading the CPARS system (where the government posts Past Performance). Watch the Federal Insider Live Video where we talk about this new development:

Helpful Links

We talk a lot about CPARS on this episode. CPARS is a government website where some of your past performance will be posted for contracting officers to review.


Download the CPARS Sample Report to see if you are keeping track of the right information on previous contracts or jobs you have completed. Keep this information organized in your file so you can quickly reference your past performance when the time is right.

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“The Government Buys...a Podcast” is a conversation about government contracting between laypeople and experts. Spoken at a pace that is entertaining and educational, each week David, Alex, and their guests look at a different product or service that the government buys. The end goal is to help listeners get a better understanding of government contracting. 

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David Rockwell

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David is a writer and educational multimedia producer for government contractors around the world. Some of his favorite work, with the experts at USFCR, is telling success stories of businesses that win federal contracts.

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