Original Date: 05/08/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Source Selection Process
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA)-St. Louis developed a source selection manual that addresses the best value instead of low bid in procuring contractor furnished equipment, major subcontract items, and support equipment, systems, and trainers.
The manual addresses two approaches used in the source selection process - the traditional method and the Collaborative Buy-to-Package Development method. The traditional method involves a package development by MDA-St. Louis, submission to bidders for price proposals, evaluation, and award to the bidder offering the best value product or service. With the second method, teams from MDA-St. Louis and each supplier collaborate to develop a Buy-to-Package, and it is then priced. Evaluation of suppliers, their design approaches, and prices are ongoing throughout the collaboration. This method gives suppliers a chance to make recommendations to help allow them to offer their best value.
Source selection teams include representatives from several different disciplines. Each team member evaluates and scores those portions of the proposal for which they have expertise. Points are allocated at a rate of 30% each for technical, management, and supplier certification (including prior performance) and price. There is a 10% allocation allowed for team (program management) discretion. Maximum point allocation for past performance is permitted for suppliers who have been certified through MDA-St. Louis’ preferred supplier certification process.
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