TurboTech software is a Web-based process that simplifies and semi- automates technical evaluation of NASA proposals for Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives (COTRs). At the time of this reporting, there have been no set standards or systems for training new COTRs in technical evaluations. This new process provides boiler-plate text in response to “interview-style” questions. This text is collected into a Microsoft Word document that can then be further edited to conform to specific cases.

By providing technical language and a structured format, TurboTech allows the COTRs to concentrate more on the actual evaluation, and less on deciding what language would be most appropriate. Since the actual word choice is one of the more time-consuming parts of a COTRs’ job, this process should allow for an increase in quantity of proposals evaluated.

TurboTech is applicable to composing technical evaluations of contractor proposals, task and delivery orders, change order modifications, requests for proposals, new work modifications, task assignments, as well as any changes to existing contracts.

This work was done by Dorothy J. Tiffany of Goddard Space Flight Center. GSC-15554-1


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