Accession Number : ADP002785

Title :   Computer Aided Source Selection (CASS),

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Roeder,G. L.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The source selection process in the Department of Defense is a labor intensive effort which ties-up the management, technical, and administrative resources of acquisition agencies on a continuing basis. The CASS series of prototype computer programs have been developed with the objective of providing automated aids to facilitate the conduct and management of the source selection process. It is anticipated that the following benefits can accrue with the use of CASS by the DoD: Shorten the time required for source-selection decisions; Reduce the manpower supporting proposal evaluations for both the Government and Industry; Improve traceability of evaluation findings to contractor selection; Serve as a training aid to new and inexperienced evaluators; Provide more flexible decision support tools; Reduce the administrative burden of documenting the source-selection; and Facilitate a lessons learned data base.

Descriptors :   *Government procurement, *Contract administration, *Management planning and control, *Computer applications, Data management, Resource management, Contracts, Selection, Sources, Computer programs, Decision making, Tools, Symposia

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