By keeping a strict adherence to organization of the technical assessment consistent with the contractor's proposal, the technical evaluation will assist the price analyst and negotiator in establishing a reasonable position, based on factual, measurable, and easily recognizable differences in the contractor's proposal and the technical assessment.
A primer for organizing a technical evaluation consists of starting with a summary paragraph briefly describing the work proposed and any unique aspects to the contractor's proposal.
The basis for understanding and producing a cohesive technical evaluation is: (a) reading and understanding the Statement of Work (SOW) and the contractor's cost and technical proposal, Co) reviewing the scope of the tasks proposed by the contractor, (c) reviewing the contractor's estimating methodologies and rationale, (d) evaluating the detailed estimates, calculations, and factor applications used in the contractor's proposal, and (e) formulating a technical analysis plan after evaluating all the detailed estimates.
Therefore, it is vital that there are valid government requirements for the contractor's proposal.
If additional information is required to understand the contractor's cost and technical proposal, the program's technical evaluator should contact the contracting officer to request better insight into the contractor's proposal.
The focus of the technical assessment should be to substantiate the contractor's proposal or the exceptions thereto.