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FedSelect - FAQs

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Fielding FedSelect - the Federal Government's Product of Choice

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Phone 571-290-4049
Toll-Free 800-331-6461 ext. 3
Hours of operation 8 AM - 5 PM ET

How does FedSelect work?

FedSelect Desktop: It is Microsoft Access database software. It primarily generates reports and serves as an automated tool to produce comments that the evaluation members/board input in the database.

FedSelect Web: Is a Web based version of FedSelect, accessed using any Internet browser.

What software is utilized for the GUI face to FedSelect?

FedSelect is based off a Microsoft Access platform that is customizable to fit organization’s source selection needs.

Is the user interface different for Web vs. Desktop?

Yes, but only slightly.

Regarding the licensing fee, the license is annual and unrestricted to number of users or source selections. If we want to put the software on a second server for a second location do we need to pay for a second license?

No. You will be granted a site license, which allows for installation on any machine within your site. However, the license does not extend beyond your site, and should not be shared beyond the terms of the license.

What ports and protocols does the Oracle web-based version utilize? Give us a brief overview of the web-based security measures incorporated into the software.

Currently there is no true web-based version of FedSelect. The SQL and Oracle versions use an ODBC interface. All that is required is an ODBC connection to an SQL/Oracle server. The port used by the server is set up by the SQL/Oracle DBA. The protocol used is TCP/IP.

Can we use our single copy on multiple computers, such as off- and on-base sites?

Yes. You will be granted a site license, which allows for installation on any machine within your site. You may also provide a copy to any of your users for their use or training purposes. We can provide some self paced training exercises you may find helpful.

Can FedSelect adapt to the Source Selection Criteria?

Yes. It does as the tool is 100% customizable to end user evaluation techniques, guidelines and terminology.

After the system is installed can the same data files be shared?

Yes. On both versions, each user will have a unique login to access your specific site or file under a given role. (Evaluator, CO, ect.) On the desktop version, you need the correct networking configuration to share the data file

Does every respective evaluator need their own computer?

No. You can use the same computer; evaluators have their own respective log in ID and Password. However, if your requirement necessitates more computers than you possess, CACI offers a computer lab rental program that includes computers, network switches, and printers to facilitate the source selection process in conjunction with FedSelect.

Does FedSelect limit the number of users?

No. In order to meet your organization’s needs, we do not place any restrictions on the number of users or number of evaluations you can perform under our license agreement.

How does FedSelect support the Source Selection Authority?

FedSelect uses many reports, including real time status and summary data that the SSA can take into consideration to come up with the final decision. This also reduces the amount of time needed to document the source selection decision for internal audit purposes.

What is the Consensus Module?

After all evaluators have entered their comments, the consensus module facilitates the teams’ discussion to adjudicate all comments. The tool traces all comments back to the requirements document, evaluator, and evaluation criteria in order to focus the discussion on any given topic. This allows the facilitator to have a structure approach to comment adjudication. ASG also offers facilitation services to assist in this process. Please contact the team for details.

Who are some FedSelect clients?

  • Department of Defense (DoD)
    • Department of the Air Force
    • Department of the Navy
    • Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
    • Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM)
    • Army Contracting Agency Northern Region
    • U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Acquisition
    • U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
    • Joint Improvised Explosive Devise Defeat Organization (JIEDDO)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Department of the Interior (DOI)
    • National Park Service
  • Federal Agencies
    • District of Columbia Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP)
    • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    • Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Acquisition Infrastructure Division
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • And others

Does FedSelect support the Price Proposal?

No. Only a final price can be entered into FedSelect (which is not visible to Evaluators).

Does FedSelect generate an automated decision?

No. IAW FAR 15.303(b)(6), the Source Selection Authority shall select the source or sources whose proposal is the best value to the Government. FedSelect offers a way to facilitate the process and document the decision.

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