Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Past Performance Need Not Be Prologue in Government Contracts
Evaluating a contractor’s past performance is an essential element of all significant government solicitations. Such evaluations are also used by government officials to make determinations of incentives earned during contract administration. With past performance being such an essential element of federal contracting, isn’t it in the government’s best interest to have timely and accurate contractor performance assessment reporting systems (CPARS) ratings and for contractors to ensure that they are properly recognized for their contract performance? Now contractors have more control over their own ratings and how the Government uses those ratings, and contractors need to aggressively manage their past performance ratings.
PSC Executive Vice President and Counsel Alan Chvotkin highlights these factors when bidding on new work and commenting on contract administration performance evaluations. To read Chvotkin’s article in full, please click here.
About Alan Chvotkin
Alan Chvotkin has served as the executive vice president and counsel for the Professional Services Council since 2001 and is responsible for the association’s legislative and regulatory policy activity. Prior to joining PSC, Chvotkin was vice president of Government Services for AT&T. He also served as the corporate director of government relations and senior counsel with the Sundstrand Corporation. He also has 13 years experience as a professional staff member on Capitol Hill and served on the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
Currently, Chvotkin is a member of the American, Supreme Court and the District of Columbia Bar Associations. He serves as a fellow and member of the national board of advisors for the National Contract Management Association. He co-chairs the operating committee of the Council of Defense and Space Industries Association. Chvotkin also is a founding member and a continuing leader of the federal contracting industry’s Acquisition Reform Working Group.
Chvotkin graduated from American University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration. He also earned a law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law.