When conducting research and reading the Guidance (Mar 2016) there is no reference to a Deputy Chair. Can one be appointed?
I don't know of any prohibition against appointing a Deputy Chair for the SSET. While section 220.127.116.11 of the DoD Source Selection Procedures states: "The SSEB is comprised of a Chairperson and Evaluators," I don't think it necessarily precludes adding a Deputy to the team. However, it may raise the question of why the "inexperienced" individual is made the Chair instead of the Deputy. In any case, I would make sure that the duties of the Deputy are spelled out in the source selection plan.
Open full Question Details