An Examination of the Evaluation Criteria Used in Air Force Logistics Command Source Selections and Their Relationship to the Award Decision.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S
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It is the mission of the Air Force Logistics Command AFLC to maintain and support Air Force weapon systems after their deployment. Source selection is the contracting method by which the most complex and expensive supplies and services necessary for this support are acquired. This research effort sought to determine if the various evaluation criteria used in past AFLC source selections had contributed significantly to the award decision made by the source selection authority. Data necessary for this study were collected from two AFLC organizations and analyzed using contingency tables to test the relationship between offeror evaluation ratings and the award decision. Results of the analysis led to identification of some evaluation criteria that appeared to serve less effectively than others as discriminators in the award decision. Offeror evaluation ratings demonstrating the most correlation to the award decision were associated with technical risk. Those exhibiting the least correlation involved past performance and cost risk ratings. Recommendations for further study focused on a more extensive review of the type and frequency of occurrence of offeror evaluation criteria, in an attempt to identify those useful to the process and those that should be eliminated.
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