Competitive Acquisition Development

Competitive source selection is a critical acquisition activity used to obtain the best value, products or services for the warfighter. This work is accomplished by using the NAVAIR source selection process. The steps in the process include translation of requirements into evaluation criteria, planning an evaluation, performing an evaluation, and selecting a source. It can be tailored to the needs of the procurement based on dollar value, technical complexity, and/or visibility. This process ensures that a fair and consistent review is conducted, and that the results are properly documented in order to obtain the best possible value.


AIR 4.0E Source Selection Office

AIR 4.0E Source Selection Office


The Source Selection Office (AIR-4.0E) is NAVAIR’s center of excellence for leading Federal Acquisition Regulation 15 competitive source selections for major procurements (actions valued at $250 million or more). As the only process-centered NAVAIR source selection office, AIR-4.0E provides leadership as the source selection executive board chair for major source selections, and provides advice to other source selections as requested; as well as resources such as training and tools needed to effectively and efficiently conduct competitive source selections. Section L&M templates and other information is available here:

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