They give the government an opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of the contractor's communication style, clarify the contractor's proposal
, and assess important attributes and group dynamics of the contractor's key personnel team.
The contractor's proposal contains an adequate description of its basis for direct labor hours, including sufficient rationale for engineering judgment and projections from prior work completed on similar programs.
The contractor's proposal provides supporting data to justify proposed material, scrap, rework, attrition, or other factors.
The failure to provide a comprehensive technical analysis of a contractor's proposal can seriously delay the award of the contract action, impede an effective price analysis, extend negotiations, and result in difficulties during contract performance.
EGIA also reviews each contractor's proposal
to be sure the improvements meet federal energy efficiency and renewable energy standards.
In the white paper, Dobiecki: -- Details the nine key components of the RFP -- The First Step (in the selection process) -- Discusses the finer points of Evaluating the Contractor's Proposal
-- Explains the two types of Site Visits and what should be included on the agenda -- Provides cautionary tips for making The Selection itself -- Warns of stumbling into making The Biggest Mistake which can derail a successful selection at any step of the process.
DCMA should know more about the contractor's proposals
and business systems than the contractor.
Moreover, the Air Force did not adequately consider Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and DCMA analyses of these purchases, which would have allowed the Air Force to better assess the contractor's proposals