A Corrective Action Request ("CAR") is issued by the government when deficiencies in a contractor's performance under a contract are noted. See: https://www.dcma.mil/Portals/31/Documents/Policy/DCMA-MAN-2303-04.pdf
5.14. INFLUENCING CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE. Contractor deficiencies
documented with CARs, as well as the effectiveness of the contractor's corrective actions,
either taken or merely proposed, should be considered when providing input or comment on
contractor performance for Contractor Performance Assessment Report or award fee purposes.
5.15. RECOUPING OF REINSPECTION COSTS. Recoupment of re-inspection costs should
be considered if there are habitual rejections of supplies that require retesting, or supplies are
consistently not ready for the functional specialist's inspection when inspection is requested. The
functional specialist will recommend that the ACO take necessary action for recoupment.