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Looking for something, I came across the document as part of the acquisition Periodic Table. https://www.fai.gov/periodic-table/

It explains how to do a simplified evaluation and selection staying away from FAR 15 procedures.  It’s the best and simplest explanation I’ve seen 
 

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No ratings are assigned! The evaluators compare one offeror to another, factor by factor and then overall at the end. Ideal for task/delivery orders under FAR subpart 8.4 and § 16.505, but also for part 13 simplified acquisitions (incl. subpart 13.5 for commercial items up to $7 Million). Not recommended for use under FAR part 15.

Problems Solved
  • We don't get hung up on assigning and defending adjectival ratings
  • Recommended text for solicitation: The Government may perform a comparative evaluation (comparing offers to each other) to select the contractor that is best suited and provides the best value, considering the evaluation factors in this solicitation
Benefits of Use
  • Allows the source selection authority leeway in determining the method of evaluation
  • Puts the needs of the government above simple FAR part 15 procedure
  • This technique can be very powerful and very fast

 

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Right Don.  But it can run counter to many agencies internal policies and operational procedures.  It might be an uphill battle for some agencies to try.  I assume that’s what the authors meant they said it’s not recommended for FAR 15.

 

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