2367) Imbedded as hyperlinks within relevant AFFARS
text, the MP "must be followed and carry the same weight as the AFFARS
or an [Air Force Instruction]," while the IG simply provide "help" to contracting professionals.
The definitions from AFFARS part 5315 and FAR part 14 are as follows:
The explanations of the four color ratings --blue, green, yellow, and red--come from the AFFARS, Part 5315:
The reasoning is that neither FAR nor AFFARS has been changed sufficiently to recognize the full impact of CAIV in the source selection process.
It would be logical to expect that we next roll these subfactor ratings up into an overall factor rating; however, this goes against the strictures of AFFARS part 5315.