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I have a question about poor performance by a prime. Let's say there is small sub on a big award and the prime does not get the first option year exercised due to poor performance. How much does that impact the sub going forward? Does it look bad for the sub when going for future work? 

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if the prime does not get the first option year exercised, the sub will not get to be the sub to the prime on those option years

the sub's performance should be judged based on the sub's performance, not based on the prime's performance

however, sometimes the prime and sub are so intertwined that one's performance can affect or influence the perception of the other, e.g. prime and sub are both onsite contractors working on the same team, alongside the government

this question is too vague for a good answer

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It's very circumstance dependent, but you should get an opportunity to respond to negative past performance.  You could always call your (former) project manager and talk to them, see how much stink rubbed off on you.  May be worthwhile (regulations allowing) taking them out to lunch and do some fence-mending.

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On ‎6‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 6:32 PM, JD405 said:

Does it look bad for the sub when going for future work? 

Will the subK use its performance on the prime contract as qualification or as relevant experience in its proposals for future work?

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What is the poor performance by the prime??? Did the prime have an end item schedule delivery issues with the Government directly attributed to something the prime did or did not do? Specifically, what? Is there some contract that requires the prime to exercise some option with this particular subcontractor? Is it the Government that did not exercise an option with the prime? Is the subcontractor late on performing/delivering to the prime contractor per its contract requirements? What does that have to do with the prime contractor?  

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