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Maximizing the use of past performance in source selection

Michael D. Wills

Maximizing the use of past performance in source selection

by Michael D. Wills

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School, Available from National Technical Information Service in Monterey, Calif, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


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The Army is currently developing the Performance Risk Assessment Group (PRAG) program as a measure to maximize the use of past performance in the source selection process. The use of past performance is becoming increasingly important as the defense budget gets smaller and the use of commercially accepted business practices becomes more emphasizes. A program to evaluate past performance can better ensure the Army gets a quality product at a fair price. The Army Material Command developed the "Past Performance in Source Selection; An Evaluation Guide" to assist buying commands in implementing the PRAG effort. This thesis analyses that guide, identifies its strengths and weaknesses, and makes recommendations to maximize its use.

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StatementMichael D. Wills
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. ;
Number of Pages128
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Open LibraryOL25471004M

  As the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires past performance information to be considered as an evaluation factor in certain negotiated competitive procurements (FAR (c)(3)), agencies have broad latitude in determining the importance of past performance data and its use in evaluations, such as evaluating past contracts in terms.   source selection approaches, or a combination of approaches. The best value continuum is an array of source selection approaches that the Government may use to reflect the relative importance of cost or price. In acquisitions with clearly defined requirements and low performance.

  Selection criteria are often included as a part of the procurement solicitation documents. Such criteria are developed and used to rate or score seller proposals, and can be objective or subjective. Selection criteria can be limited to purchase price if the procurement item is readily available from a number of acceptable sellers. And, in the context of a LPTA set-aside competition, the GAO “has previously questioned the value of including past performance as a separate evaluation factor precisely because the past performance evaluation is ultimately reduced to a matter of the firm’s responsibility, which will be evaluated, in any case, after source selection.”.

  DEFINE THE ROLE AND AUTHORITY OF CORS REGARDING PAST PERFORMANCE:Past performance assessments include input from the _____. contracting officer's representative IDENTIFY THE CONTRACTING EXPENDITURES, FUNDING ISSUES, OVERRUNS, REQUESTS FOR TRAVEL AND OVERTIME THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED WITH THE .   Presenter, “The Bidding Process – Source Selection in Alternative Public Works,” Bidding Public Works and Construction Contracts, The Seminar Group, Seattle, WA (March & May ) Co-Presenter, “Make Your Debriefing Count – How to Use the Debriefing Process to Win Bid Protests and Contract Awards,” Alliance Northwest Conference.


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Maximizing the use of past performance in source selection by Michael D. Wills Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Army is currently developing the Performance Risk Assessment Group (PRAG) program as a measure to maximize the use of past performance in the source selection process.

The use of past performance is becoming increasingly important as the defense budget gets smaller and the use of commercially accepted business practices becomes more :   The U. Air Force Source Selection Procedures Guide states that discussions may be either oral or written, and specifically requires such discussions for those areas of the proposal, such as past performance, that are significant enough to affect the source selection.

The key to successful use of past performance in the source selection process is the establishment of a clear relationship between the requirements documents, Section L and Section M. The factors and subfactors chosen for evaluation must track back to the requirements in the requirements documents.

tradeoff source selection process with subjective tradeoffs; and lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) source selection process. These are not the only source selection processes available on the best value continuum. SSTs should carefully consider and use the approach that is File Size: 1MB.

Use of a draft RFP is highly recommended on all acquisitions; Cost, Quality and Past Performance shall be evaluated in every source selection; Written Narrative Report required by the Source Evaluation Board for the SSA and SSAC; Website DAU Tool: Source Selection Procedures (SSP) These procedures ARE NOT required for the following acquisitions.

Without a grasp of the commonly used best value source selection criteria and evaluation factors in agency source selection evaluations, protestors often find themselves at a disadvantage during the litigation stages. Government contracting agencies frequently use various evaluation techniques in their best value source selection process.

Although companies may disagree with the results of. Here there is an anomaly—while agencies may not use systematic past performance information for source selection purposes beyond 3 years after contract completion, relevant past performance information submitted by references identified in a competitive proposal, even past performance information or references obtained beyond 3 years after.

•Source Selection process should be defined in the solicitation and followed during the evaluation •Tailored criteria to include appropriate discriminators to allow for determination of best value •Use LPTA where appropriate •Discussions need to be meaningful •Debriefings should be a source.

- Past Performance Questionnaire Cover Letter K-9 - Source Selection Appointment Letters and K through K Responsibilities - Source Selection Decision Document K through K - Source Selection Plan (Cost or FFP with SSAC)* K through K - Sample Task Used In Source Selection K through K DoD Guides & Handbooks The DoD Guides and Handbooks listed below are a collection of the most frequently ones used in acquisitions.

Acquisitions Architecting Auditing CBA Contracts Cost Estimating DoDAF EVMS Financial Management Glossary Human System Integration Information Security Information Continue Reading→. 41, Class Deviation - Contractor Performance System: Superseded - See Advisory 42, Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Expired: 43, Protests, Claims and Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) as Factors in Past Performance and Source Selection Decisions: Canceled 44, Acquiring the Services of Temporary Workers: Canceled May.

Rather, we are supposed to use past performance as one of the factors in selecting the best value, and we're supposed to use past performance information to make a subjective assessment of the future risks to the Government of awarding a contract to that offeror.

Being relatively junior, but entrusted with a team of 13, the Source Selection. past performance, (2) source selection decisions based, in part, on consideration of past performance information, and (3) responsibility determinations. Evaluating and Documenting Performance While agencies have long informally evaluated contractors’ performance and.

(2) The quality of the product or service shall be addressed in every source selection through consideration of one or more non-cost evaluation factors such as past performance, compliance with solicitation requirements, technical excellence, management capability, personnel qualifications, and prior experience (10 U.S.C.

(a)(3) (A)(i) and. OFPP, in coordination with FAI, conducted an Acquisition Seminar, entitled Past Performance: Key Elements and Best Practices for Reporting Timely and Quality Evaluations, that breaks down the guidance found in the OFPP memos and offers many helpful tools and tips on how to most effectively evaluate and use past performance information.

use any one or a combination of source selection processes, based on the spec circumstances of the acquisition. Agencies can use a trade-off process, in which they consider nonprice evaluation factors, such as technical capabilities or past performance, as well as price in making the source selection.

Alternatively, agencies can use the lowest. Source Selection Authority (SSA) is the individual designated to make the best-value decision. The the relevance of an Offeror’s past performance information and adverse past performance information to which the Offeror has not previously had an opportunity to respond) or to resolve minor or.

3 tips to maximize past performance. By Bob Lohfeld Because past performance can be an important discriminator in the evaluation and selection.

(2) The quality of the product or service shall be addressed in every source selection through consideration of one or more non-cost evaluation factors such as past performance, compliance with solicitation requirements, technical excellence, management capability, personnel qualifications, and prior experience (10 U.S.C(a)(3)(A)(ii) and.

Source Selection Answer Book, Second Edition provides concise, straightforward answers to common questions about the Federal government s rules and procedures in selecting contractors including: *Completely updated FAR Part 15 citations and quotations.

*Revised answers to questions based on new regulations and case s: 3. The ultimate guide 19 tips and tricks to increase PC performance on Windows 10 If your PC is running slow, use these tips to help speed up and increase the performance of Windows The most ideal Past Performance Information include those that are both recent and relevant to the solicitation.

Similar or relevant past performance efforts can be determined by the size, scope, complexity, and contract type. Additionally, performance experiences in the same industry, type of work, or NAICS codes category can be good choices. The source selection plan provided that the agency’s evaluation of past performance would include two aspects.

AR, Tab 5, Source Selection Plan, at First, the agency would evaluate the relevancy of each project and assign a rating of either relevant or non-relevant to the project.