The Source Selection Evaluation Decision Support System
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND ARLINGTON VA
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The source selection process within the Department of Defense is one of the most time consuming activities for acquisition personnel. A source selection team typically consists of a technical team, management team and cost team. Team members are tasked with evaluating the competing contractors proposals in their area of expertise i.e. technical, management or cost. Currently the evaluation method for competitions is to select one contractor for award on the basis of which proposal represents the best value to the Government. These proposals are evaluated using evaluation factors such as Technical, Management, Cost, and Integrated Logistics Support. The evaluation factors vary in importance for each unique competition. There are many complexities that exist in source selections numerous contractors, various evaluation criteria, and different rankings for each of the evaluation criteria. Compiling the results of each teams evaluation into an understandable format to present to top management is a difficult process. A Computer Based Decision Support System DSS may help to overcome several of the obstacles which currently exist in the evaluation of contractor bids. This paper presents a DSS which implements a weighted evaluation model the Brown-Gibson model in order to summarize source selection information. The objective of the DSS is to provide an automated system that can function as a tool to aid decision makers in the evaluation of source selections, and to provide a tool which visually assists the evaluation team in summarizing the subjective and objective attributes of the computation.
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