Conducting Technical Evaluations

Source Selection Evaluation Board (SSEB) Member Skill Development

A 2 Day Workshop for Government Personnel

Designed solely with the Federal Government Source Selection professional in mind, this workshop will provide you with detailed guidance on how to document and support your evaluation of the contractor’s proposal to ensure compliance with the most recent mandated Source Selection regulations and procedures and create stronger and more defendable individual evaluations, consensus reports, and Source Selection documents. You will take a deep dive into how to capture the results of the technical evaluation of a contractor’s proposal. A highly experienced instructor teaches you how to assess your documentation to ensure supportability and compliance with the solicitation and FAR Part 15. Participants will be given step-by-step instructions on how to gain consensus among technical evaluators and fully document their findings.

This workshop provides detailed guidance on how to construct proper, fair, and effective documentation of the evaluation to create stronger, more defensible Source Selection Decision and Debriefing documents. This workshop provides the tools, resources, examples, and techniques to provide supportable documentation with the aim of deterring protests, increasing competition, encouraging offerors to continue to invest resources in the Government marketplace, and enhancing the Government’s relationship and credibility with Industry.

This workshop allows participants to gain invaluable Hands-on experience by conducting hands-on skills application in class!

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the ability to write and describe how a proposal fails to meet, meets, or exceeds government requirements
  • Create a supportable comprehensive report on your findings when evaluating a proposal
  • Explore Source Selection Technical Evaluation activities and procedures that lead to stronger documentation
  •  Demonstrate through technical writing if the proposal has met the technical requirements – even if that requirement is subjective
  • Create supportable documentation of an identified proposal strength and weakness
  •  Create supportable documentation of evaluation results that demonstrate the difference between a weakness and a deficiency in a proposed approached
  • Document technical risk of a proposed approach
  • Documenting the evaluation of a performance-based approach
  • Create documentation of your findings in a way that is supportable and defensible
  • Create documentation that demonstrates how a proposed approach benefits the government and WHY it matters to the government
  •  Identify effective techniques for gaining technical evaluation team consensus
  • Increase consistency with technical evaluations among different evaluators and across multiple proposals
  • Understand what information needs to be kept in a narrative summary
  • Explore effective techniques during technical evaluation that lead to stronger Source Selection Decision Documents
  • Assess the components of a strong Decision Briefing
  • Analyze case studies and scenarios your team is likely to encounter
  • Apply tips and techniques to make your documentation easier and better!
  • Receive a debriefing agenda and outline

Each Participant will receive an Electronic Textbook and access to an Online Toolkit, containing tools such as checklists, tips, techniques, and numerous other tools to help you use your new skills

Additional Information
CPE Credits: 15.0
CEU Credits: 1.3
Suggested Program Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
NASBA Program Level: Intermediate
NASBA Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group Live