We have been told by the CO, during the solicitation process and in a debrief, that non-government employees could not be on an evaluation panel and could not evaluate contractor's proposals. She insists that this is required by the FAR.
We have not heard of this, and cannot find such a restriction in the FAR. In fact, 9.505-3 is entitled "Providing Evaluation Services."
So, is there such a restriction elsewhere in the FAR, or is she making this up?