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Title 48Chapter 1Subchapter CPart 15Subpart 15.3 → §15.308


Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System
PART 15—CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION
Subpart 15.3—Source Selection


15.308   Source selection decision.

The source selection authority's (SSA) decision shall be based on a comparative assessment of proposals against all source selection criteria in the solicitation. While the SSA may use reports and analyses prepared by others, the source selection decision shall represent the SSA's independent judgment. The source selection decision shall be documented, and the documentation shall include the rationale for any business judgments and tradeoffs made or relied on by the SSA, including benefits associated with additional costs. Although the rationale for the selection decision must be documented, that documentation need not quantify the tradeoffs that led to the decision.

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