Assumptions:

1. “Past Performance” has five levels: Low, Moderate, High, Very High, and Excellent, with “Excellent” valued at 1000, declining by 200 for each level. By that measure, Boeing scored 800, while SpaceX and SNC scoring 600.

2. Cost is converted to a 50% weighted score by taking the total scores of all competitors in the “Past Performance” and “Suitability” categories and multiplying by the sum of the reciprocals of the costs for all three competitors. That results in a costing factor, which is multiplied by the reciprocal of the cost for each competitor to arrive at a final costing score. Thus the sum of the costing scores will equal the sum of all other scores, a perfect 50% weighting.

Under these assumptions, the final CCTCap scores would be:

Boeing: Past Performance 800, Suitability 913, Cost 1177, TOTAL 2890.

SpaceX: Past Performance 600, Suitability 849, Cost 2025, TOTAL 3474.

SNC: Past Performance 600, Suitability 829, Cost 1389, TOTAL 2818.

So you’re right, it’s not even close.

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