AFAC

Air Force Acquisition Circular (AFAC) 2008-1217
17 DEC 2008

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
SAF/AQCP, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1060 (703) 588-7071

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

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5315.102: Adds reference to IG5315.102.

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IG5315.102 (New): Use of Oral Presentations in competitive negotiated acquisitions.

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5315.204-5 – Part IV (b) and (c): Adds reference to IG5315.204-5 (b) and IG5315.204-5 (c).

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IG5315.204-5(b) (New): Provides assistance with preparing Section L, Instructions, Conditions, and Notices to Offerors of the source selection solicitation.

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IG5315.204-5(c) (New): Provides assistance with preparing Section M, Evaluation Factors for Award of the source selection solicitation.

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5315.303: Adds reference to IG5315.303.

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IG5315.303 (New): Provides assistance with preparing Source Selection Plans.

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5315.308: Adds reference to IG5315.308.

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IG5315.308 (New): Provides assistance with preparing Source Selection Decision Documents.

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MP5315.3: Adds references to IG5315.102, IG5315.204-5 (b), IG5315.204-5 (c), IG5315.303, and IG5315.308.

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5316.506: Deletes the reference to clause 5352.216-9000. Use of this clause is no longer consistent with DFARS 216.505-70.

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5352.216-9000 (Deleted): Deletes clause.

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5315.102: Adds reference to IG5315.102.

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5315.1 – SOURCE SELECTION PROCESSES AND TECHNIQUES

5315.101-1 Tradeoff Process.

(a) When using Performance Price Tradeoff (PPT) past performance shall be evaluated consistent with Mandatory Procedure MP5315.305, paragraphs 5.5.2 and 5.6.2.1.
See Informational Guidance at IG5315.101-1 for guidance on PPT.

5315.102 Oral Presentations

See IG5315.102 for guidance on Oral Presentations.

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IG5315.102 (New): Use of Oral Presentations in competitive negotiated acquisitions.

See IG5315.102, Oral Presentations.

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5315.204-5 – Part IV (b) and (c): Adds reference to IG5315.204-5 (b) and IG5315.204-5 (c).

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SUBPART 5315.2 — SOLICITATION AND RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS AND INFORMATION

5315.204-5 – Part IV – Representations and Instructions.

(b) See IG5315.204-5 (b) for guidance on preparing Section L for source selections.

(c) See IG5315.204-5(c) for guidance on preparing Section M for source selections.

5315.209 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

(h) Do not include FAR clause 52.215-8, Order of Precedence-Uniform Contract Format, in construction contracts.

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IG5315.204-5 (b) (New): Provides assistance with preparing Section L, Instructions, Conditions, and Notices to Offerors of the source selection solicitation.

See Informational Guidance IG5315.204-5 (b), Section L, Instructions, Conditions, and Notices to Offerors.

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IG5315.204-5 (c) (New): Provides assistance with preparing Section M, Evaluation Factors for Award of the source selection solicitation.

See Informational Guidance IG5315.204-5 (c) Section M, Evaluation Factors for Award.

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5315.303: Adds reference to IG5315.303.

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SUBPART 5315.3 — SOURCE SELECTION


5315.300 Scope of subpart.

See the Mandatory Procedures at MP5315.3 for required Air Force Source Selection responsibilities and procedures.

5315.303 Responsibilities.

(a)(1) The contracting officer is the Source Selection authority (SSA) for acquisitions of $10M or less. Except as provided in paragraph (4) below, contracting officer is the SSA for acquisitions of any dollar value using Performance Price Tradeoff (PPT) or Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) procedures, unless the acquisition plan approving authority designates otherwise.

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(b) For major weapon system (ACAT) or major service (Category I and IA) acquisitions, senior leaders (O5s/civilian equivalents and above) are prohibited from performing multiple leadership roles on a source selection team. A senior leader functioning as an advisor to a source selection team shall not participate as an evaluator.

See IG5315.303 for guidance on preparing Source Selection Plans.

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IG5315.303 (New): Provides assistance with preparing Source Selection Plans.

See Informational Guidance IG5315.303, Source Selection Plans.

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5315.308: Adds reference to IG5315.308.

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5315.308 Source selection decision.

See the Mandatory Procedures at MP5315.308 for required Air Force Source Selection decision activities and documentation.

See IG5315.308 for guidance on preparing Source Selection Decision Documents.

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IG5315.308 (New): Provides assistance with preparing Source Selection Decision Documents.

See Informational Guidance IG5315.308, Source Selection Decision Document.

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MP5315.3: Adds references to IG5315.102, IG5315.204-5 (b), IG5315.204-5 (c), IG5315.303, and IG5315.308.

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MP5315.3
Source Selection

December 2008

Table of Contents

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4.3.3. Source Selection Plan. Acquisitions covered under this Mandatory Procedure shall have a Source Selection Plan. The Source Selection Plan shall include the information outlined below. Whenever the contracting officer is the Source Selection Authority, a streamlined Source Selection Plan may be documented in the Simplified Source Selection Report (see 7.11). Whenever possible, refer to and attach supporting documents rather than repeating information in the Source Selection Plan. See IG5315.303 Source Selection Plan (SSP) Guide for assistance in preparing a Source Selection Plan.

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4.3.3.6. Evaluation factors and subfactors. Describe the evaluation factors and subfactors and their relative order of importance by attaching the evaluation criteria (Section M or equivalent provisions of the solicitation). Describe the evaluation process, including specific procedures and techniques to be used in evaluating proposals. If the Source Selection Authority desires to review the relevant portions of the instructions to offerors (Section L or equivalent provision of the solicitation), attach those as well. See IG5315.204-5 (b) Source Selection Documentation – Section L Guide and IG5315.204-5 (c) Source Selection Documentation – Section M Guide for assistance in preparing Sections L and M for source selections.

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5.6.5.2 For Oral Presentations, consideration should be given to declaring a competitive range and entering into discussions with offerors during the presentation of oral proposals. Successive competitive range determinations can be made after the initial presentations, if required. See IG5315.102 Oral Presentations for assistance in using Oral Presentations.

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7.12. Source Selection Decision Document. A Source Selection Decision Document (SSDD) shall be prepared for all Air Force source selections; shall reflect the Source Selection Authority's integrated, comparative assessment and decision; and shall include the rationale for any business judgments- tradeoffs made or relied on by the Source Selection Authority- including benefits associated with additional costs. The Source Selection Decision Document shall be the single summary document supporting selection of the best value proposal consistent with the stated evaluation criteria; it shall clearly explain the decision and document the reasoning used by the Source Selection Authority to reach the decision. See IG5315.308 Source Selection Decision Document (SSDD) Guide for assistance in preparing a Source Selection Decision Document.

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5316.506: Deletes the reference to clause 5352.216-9000. Use of this clause is no longer consistent with DFARS 216.505-70.

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5316.506 (Deleted)

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5352.216-9000 (Deleted): Deletes clause.

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5352.216-9000 (Deleted)

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