(Revised March 31, 2011)
See the policy tab for Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy memorandum dated March 4, 2011, Department of Defense Source Selection Procedures, which provides the procedures to be used within DoD when conducting negotiated, competitive acquisitions utilizing FAR part 15 procedures.
(b)(2) The source selection plan—
(A) Shall be prepared and maintained by a person designated by the source selection authority or as prescribed by agency procedures; and
(B) Shall be coordinated with the contracting officer and senior advisory group, if any, within the source selection organization.
(c)(i)(A) Evaluation factors may include-
(1) The extent to which such firms are specifically identified in proposals;
(2) The extent of commitment to use such firms (for example, enforceable commitments are to be weighted more heavily than non-enforceable ones);
(3) The complexity and variety of the work small firms are to perform;
(4) The realism of the proposal;
(5) Past performance of the offerors in complying with requirements of the clauses at FAR 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns, and 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan; and
(6) The extent of participation of such firms in terms of the value of the total acquisition.
(1) This evaluation factor may be used as an incentive to encourage contractors to use employees or individual subcontractors who are members of the Selected Reserve.
(2) As with all evaluation factors and subfactors, the contracting officer should consider the impact the inclusion of this factor will have on the resulting contract and weight it accordingly.
(3) The solicitation provision at 252.215-7005 requires an offeror to provide supporting documentation when stating an intent to use members of the Selected Reserve in the performance of the contract.