Accession Number : ADA119085

Title :   Federal Source Selection Procedures in Competitive Negotiated Acquisitions.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Babin,James Clarence

PDF Url : ADA119085

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The objectives of this research were to identify and offer possible solutions to legal problems encountered by Federal agencies in the selection of sources for the award of contracts in major competitive negotiated procurements. The report is separated into three main areas. The first concerns the creation of a source selection system, and it includes an analysis of the limits on agency discretion in the determination of minimum needs, the development of evaluation criteria, the composition of evaluation boards, and a survey of commonly used methods of evaluation. The second main area discusses the manner of disclosing the chosen system to industry. Subtopics include commonly used methods of disclosure and specific discussions concerning the disclosure of evaluation subcriteria, the relative importance of cost/price, and the necessity for disclosure of the method of evaluation to be utilized. Finally, the third area analyzes the legal limitations on the actual use of the chosen system. Source selections are examined within the framework of rationality and consistency with disclosed criteria. The procurement decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States were extensively surveyed, as were specific source selection regulations of the Department of Defense, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration, the Department of Energy and the Department of Health and Human Sciences. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *CONTRACTS, POLICIES, SELECTION, DECISION MAKING, AWARDS, CONTRACT PROPOSALS, REGULATIONS, ACQUISITION, REQUIREMENTS, STANDARDS, RATINGS, PLANNING, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE