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Does anyone remember or know of whether or how the NIH Contractor Performance System (CPS) allowed contractors to comment? It has been a very long time since I've used this system as our agency switched to CPARS, but we are looking over some reports in PPIRS that were filed via CPS in later FY 2009 about a contractor that are very troubling. The only issue is that there are no comments recorded by the contractor. This seems highly unusual given how negative the assessment is, as usually contractors manage some kind of rebuttal. We are wondering if the contractor was ever given an opportunity to really respond to the record because none of us can recall exactly how NIH CPS worked in that regard or whether CPS had any mechanism for a contractor to dispute a rating. I've tried to find old manuals to the NIH CPS to see if they could help, but I haven't been able to locate anything more than an old NIH policy that describes how CPS works in general without addressing that question. Anyone out there have any idea about this? I would ignore the record, but it is within the three year window and potentially relevant.