As we blogged previously, as of today – April 15, 2011 – the public has access to all information (excluding past performance reviews) in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (“FAPIIS”). FAPIIS was created in 2010 as a one-stop shop for contracting officers to review information about prospective contractors’ business ethics, integrity, and performance. Click here for the public portal, which is now live and ready for use.
The public will now have access to contractor-provided information about criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings, as well as government-provided information about contract terminations for default or cause and suspension and debarment. With respect to information entered in FAPIIS before April 15, 2011, it will be subject to the Freedom of Information Act process and is unlikely to be available in FAPIIS.