Since it looks like we have to use the color ratings to evaluate the technical portion of the proposals, can we choose to only use say Green, Yellow and Red so long as we put it in the solicitation? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
You need to use all five colors. I don't see any benefit or time saved by using only three of the five colors. Either way, the evaluation team will spend approximately the same amount of time reading the proposals and agreeing on a color. While it's true there may be some additional discussion deciding between, let's say, Green and Purple (as opposed to if Purple were not used at all), the additional time is measured in minutes rather than hours. Yes, you should use all five color ratings.
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