Original Date: 07/10/2000
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Past Performance Automated Information System
The Naval Sea Logistics Center, Detachment Portsmouth developed the web-enabled Past Performance Automated Information System as a single-source storage and retrieval site available for government agencies. This system provides Department of Defense source selection officials with access to report cards from several agencies rather than data solely from their own agency.
Previously, government agencies (e.g., Army, Air Force, Navy, Defense Information Systems Agency) lacked a common, documented, paperless automated system for storing and retrieving past performance data on contractors and other agencies. The Naval Sea Logistics Center (NSLC), Detachment Portsmouth’s innovative approach began in early 2000 with the assumption of a program under development to store and retrieve past performance report cards from all Department of Defense services. The result was the web-enabled Past Performance Automated Information System (PPAIS), a single-source storage and retrieval site available to government agencies.
The PPAIS features a windows-based interface that facilitates the secure storage and retrieval of contractor past performance data provided by various government agencies. This system provides the Department of Defense source selection officials with access to report cards from several agencies rather than data solely from their own agency. Government users are authorized entry to the PPAIS through controlled secure access, while contractors are limited to their own data or strictly authorized information via firewalls. The PPAIS’s Process Flow is shown in Figure 3-1. Customer assistance (e.g., initial set-up, retrieval of information) is available through a help desk.
The PPAIS has initially been deployed with the integration of report cards from the Department of the Navy’s (DON’s) Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) and the involvement of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Past Performance Tool (PPT). This system will be expanded in August 2000 with the addition of the Army’s Past Performance Information Management System (PPIMS) and the Air Force Materiel Command’s CPARS report cards. A passive system will also be developed in FY01, designed for small purchase contractor classification, and will use existing data to evaluate/rate contractors. NSLC, Detachment Portsmouth offers a performance assessment storage and retrieval system to the acquisition community that is paperless, automated, and shares information across government and industry.
Figure 3-1. PPAIS Process Flow
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