(Revised March 18, 2022)
See the policy tab for Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy memorandum dated April 1, 2016, entitled “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.
(v) Using authority granted in section 806 of Pub. L. 111-383 to exclude a source based on supply chain risk requires an evaluation factor for supply chain risk, as specified at DFARS 239.73. Evaluating supply chain risk requires review of the supply chain, including all information technology subcontractors and suppliers that are proposed for use at any time in the performance of the contract and may involve the use of all-source intelligence information. The requiring activity is responsible for obtaining any necessary all-source intelligence information and must inform the contracting officer and source selection authority of the results of the review for use in evaluating offers.
(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.
(a) For competitive solicitations in which more than one potential offeror expressed an interest in an acquisition, but only one offer was ultimately received, the Contracting Officer shall—
(1) Seek feedback (e.g., issue an RFI) after award from potential offerors expected to submit an offer; and
(2) Document any feedback received in the contract file.
(b) Agencies shall use any feedback received when considering how to overcome barriers to competition for future requirements.