Industry evaluates themselves and provides documentation to the government for validation.
Self-certification, or a self-scoring system, puts the burden of proving the contractor's capabilities on them instead of the Government. Bidders score themselves on one or more factors and provide documentation to support their assertions.
- Awarding large multiple-award IDIQs or BPAs is an arduous process. Many vendors may submit proposals while few are actually qualified. It falls to the contracting officer to separate them
- Incentivizes non-qualified bidders to avoid submitting a proposal
- Reduces administrative workload in verifying credentials
- Creates a true "apples-to-apples" comparison among bidders