Sam Finnerty
        Is “Satisfactory” the New “Unsatisfactory” CPARS Rating?
        July 18, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
        A Perfect Score: Optimizing CPARS Ratings
        Professional Services Council
        NRECA Conference Center
4301 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA  22203
        PSC Members: $75
Non-member: $125
Government: Complimentary
Media: Complimentary
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        This event provides a unique opportunity to learn CPARS trends and their implications on your future performance ratings. The discussion will include best practices, insights and recommendations on what you need to do to proactively engage and manage your CPARS ratings so that you receive the highest accurate past performance ratings earned and deserved.

The Federal Government is requiring its acquisition officials to provide more detailed justifications for all CPARS ratings higher than “Satisfactory.” The result is fewer “Exceptional” and “Very Good” ratings over the past few years, with a marked increase in “Satisfactory” ratings. In many new contract competitions, the difference between “Satisfactory” and “Very Good”, or “Very Good” and “Exceptional” CPARS ratings, is the difference between winning or losing. Regrettably, current CPARS rating trends are telling us that “Satisfactory” is the new “Unsatisfactory”.