ACC conducts train-the-trainer source selection class
March 13, 2014
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-Trainers from across the Expeditionary Contracting Command are now better prepared to teach source selection practices at their units after attending classes here.
Army Contracting Command's Source Selection Support Center of Excellence and Source Selection Community of Practice delivered a train-the-trainer version of the Integrated Source Selection Training course Feb. 24-28 to 26 students from across ECC.
The 13-module course covers the entire source selection roadmap from acquisition planning through the protest period, according to Virginia Mitchell, procurement analyst assigned to the ACC Operations Group Policy and Head of the Contracting Activity Support Division. She is the program manager and lead for the S3COE and is the SSCoP community leader. The course also includes group source selection evaluation exercises throughout as well as practice teaching presentations, Mitchell added.
The students, representing ECC contracting support brigades, will take this training back to their organizations and provide it to the workforce, Mitchell said.
Carole Hubbard, ACC-Redstone S3COE lead, and Joy Lloyd, ECC SSCoP team member, taught the curriculum that was developed by a team of S3OCE and SSCoP members. Hubbard and Lloyd have been asked to team-teach this training with their CSB colleagues at select locations.
Mitchell said the training to establish and maintain source selection as a core competency was made possible through the use of professional development funds authorized in Section 852 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.
Source selection is the process by which the government competitively selects the best value offeror to fulfill its requirements. This is accomplished through a solicitation expressing requirements and explaining what information the offeror must provide for evaluation. It includes the method by which the government will select the proposal which represents the best value. Proposal evaluation and negotiations are a key part of this process to achieve the best value for the government.