CPARS/PPIRS Merger Update

On January 15, 2019 the Past Performance Information Retrieval System ( was officially retired to conclude its merger with the Contract Performance Assessment Reporting System ( The PPIRS name will only appear in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Data from PPIRS has been merged into, making CPARS the official system for past performance information.

This merge simplifies functions such as creating and editing performance and integrity records, changes to administering users and running reports, generating performance records, and viewing/managing performance records. Users will now have one location and one account to perform all functionality.

Federal users with a Common Access Card (CAC) or Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card or a contractor with a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificate, will log in using the Accept/Login with PKI button. Federal users who don’t use PKI/PIV or a contractor who doesn’t have a PKI certificate will log in using their email address and a password.

Upon using for the first time, users are required to reset their password to securely log on to the merged system. To help prevent unauthorized access, a one-time access code is needed when using a password to log in. For any questions, please contact the CPARS Desk at

Source: The IAE Digest, 2nd Quarter FY19, Volume 6, Issue 2