One Step Process
Under a one step source selection process, bidders submit their proposals based on the solicitation. The proposals are evaluated and award is made.
Two Step Process
Under the first step of a two step source selection process, interested offerors are asked to submit a one or two page approach summarizing their technical experience and their past performance, as well as a "not-to exceed" (NTE) price. The submittals are evaluated and the top offerors are asked to participate in the second step of the process. The offerors that have been selected to submit proposals for the second step will explain in greater detail the ideas that they submitted in the first step. The SeaPort office can help the program manager decide whether a two step source selection process is appropriate.