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dc.contributor.advisorNaegle, Brad
dc.contributor.advisorGerstein, Kathleen
dc.contributor.authorFujita, Lance
dc.contributor.authorPearson, Joe
dc.contributor.authorNoel, Troy
dc.dateSep-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-07T23:39:21Z
dc.date.available2017-11-07T23:39:21Z
dc.date.issued2017-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56126
dc.description.abstractThis project examines the use of a lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) source selection method of evaluation by analyzing actual evaluation criteria. The project analyzed aspects of the evaluation process for replies received in response to a request for proposal (RFP) for systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) support. This was an objective analysis of the risks associated with the U.S. government’s (USG) use of LPTA for a specific SETA contracting effort. The authors reviewed guidance and policy from USG entities on the appropriate use of LPTA. Evaluation criteria identified in other SETA contract efforts available through the Federal Business Opportunities website were compared against the solicitation. The analysis led to three distinct findings. First, the evaluation factors were not consistent and traceable to instructions, conditions, and notices to the bidders within the RFP. Second, the source selection evaluation criteria were not well defined. Third, there were gaps with regard to requirements of the contract. Our recommendations include better defining technically acceptable and providing more guidance to the offerors with regard to the labor requirements and prerequisites. The authors also recommend the Government Services Administration (GSA) as a course of action for obtaining labor resources.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/lowestpricetechn1094556126
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleLowest Price, Technically Acceptable evaluation criteria used in the November 2014 request for proposal for the program executive office soldier Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) contracten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authoracquisition workforce personnel demonstrationen_US
dc.subject.authorbest valueen_US
dc.subject.authorcost plus fixed feeen_US
dc.subject.authorindefinite delivery/indefinite quantityen_US
dc.subject.authorindustry dayen_US
dc.subject.authorknowledge based servicesen_US
dc.subject.authorlowest price technically acceptableen_US
dc.subject.authorperformance work statementen_US
dc.subject.authorrequest for proposalen_US
dc.subject.authorsource section evaluation processen_US
dc.subject.authorsource selection criteriaen_US
dc.subject.authorsubjective tradeoffen_US
dc.subject.authorsystems engineering and technical assistanceen_US
dc.subject.authortime and materials/labor hoursen_US
dc.subject.authortrade spaceen_US
dc.subject.authoruniform contract formaten_US
dc.subject.authorvalue adjusted total evaluated priceen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesis
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Armyen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Armyen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Program Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineProgram Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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