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Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) Trailer

As you know, the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), launched on April 22, 2010 and is available at www.ppirs.gov and www.cpars.gov.  This system was established in accordance with the FY 2009 National Defense Authorization Act and contains specific information on the integrity and performance of covered Federal agency contractors and grantees.  FAPIIS is designed to improve the Government’s ability to evaluate the business ethics and expected performance of prospective contractors and grantees, and protect the Government from doing business with entities that are not responsible.

The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) recently unveiled a 4 minute multimedia trailer that overviews the FAPIIS system, explains what the system is, why it is important, how it impacts the acquisition and grants communities, and how it interrelates with other systems containing similar information.  For access to the FAPIIS trailer, visit www.fai.gov/FAPIIS/trailer/module.htm.  The purpose of the trailer is to build awareness in the acquisition and grants communities about FAPIIS, and provide a high level overview of the requirements pertaining to use of the data system.  Acquisition officials are encouraged to view this trailer and share the website address with other colleagues who would benefit from a general awareness of the system.  Of course, the trailer is not a substitute for training.  FAI is in the process of developing a formal training module that will assist contracting and grants officials in utilizing the information contained in FAPIIS to make award decisions.  The General Services Administration issued the attached letter informing civilian agencies of this trailer.  If you have questions about the memorandum or the FAPIIS trailer, please contact Mitchell Gasbarra, 202-461-0628 or mitchell.gasbarra@va.gov.