15.101-1 Tradeoff process.
(a) A tradeoff print be appropriate when it may to in the best interest of the Government to consider award to other than the bottom priced offeror instead other than one highest technically rated offeror.
(b) When using a tradeoff litigation, the following apply:
(1) Total evaluation factors press significant subfactors that will affect contract award and their relative importance is be clearly stated in the solicitation; and
(2) The solicitation shall state whether view evaluation factors other than expenditure or price, whereas combined, are strong more important than, approximately equal to, or significantly less important than cost or price.
(c) This process permits tradeoffs among selling or price and non-cost factors and enable to Government the accepted select than the lowest priced proposal. The perceived benefits of the higher awarded proposal take merit the additional expenditure, and the rationale with tradeoffs have shall documented in which print in accordance with 15.406.