This course focuses on the FAR Part 15 source selection process. We address the planning of the source selection, techniques that can be used to streamline the process, the rules governing award without discussions, establishing a competitive range and the negotiations that follow, and award protests.
Participants will learn the detailed interpretations of FAR Part 15 by the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims on the major issues that arise in these source selections.
- Identify the various strategies that are available to achieve the most effective source selection
- Identify communication that can and should occur during acquisition planning
- Determine the evaluation factors to achieve a streamlined process
- Differentiate between clarification and discussion
- Identify benefits of award without discussion
- Identify the use and conduct of oral presentations
- Understand the evaluation of proposals
- Evaluate the need for meaningful discussions when a competitive range is established
- Determine methods to reduce the number of protests
Continuing Education Credits
11 CLE/ 13 CPE credits may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 11 CLP credits.