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Reviewing Acquisition Management Principles

Recognizing acquisition authority

  • Defining a project mission
  • Addressing contract authority and oversight

Following acquisition principles

  • Following basic contract principles and federal acquisition regulations
  • Managing special acquisitions

Enhancing the Requirements Process

Meeting the mission needs

  • Defining mission-oriented agency capabilities
  • Developing user scenarios involving stakeholders

Evaluating the Statement of Needs

  • Selecting appropriate documents
  • Reviewing GAO best practices

Creating Valuable Market Research

Focusing on pertinent research

  • Evaluating technology maturity for acquisition planning
  • Identifying business strategy

Clarifying research findings

  • Addressing dual-use technologies
  • Validating market research

Matching requirements to development

  • Strategies for technology development
  • Applying best practices

Focusing the Concept Selection Process

Making alternatives meaningful

  • Delineating analysis of alternative concepts
  • Identifying concept benefits
  • Creating recommended courses of action

Selecting a successful concept

  • Specifying performance measures
  • Recommending a preferred system concept

Adhering to the Technology Development Process

Defining detailed requirements

  • Delineating system requirements
  • Preparing an R&D work statement
  • Creating key performance parameters
  • Conducting requirements trade-offs

Reporting to oversight organizations

  • Documenting the acquisition program baseline
  • Specifying the acquisition strategy/plan
  • Addressing A-94 assessments and evaluations
  • Addressing OMB 300 submittals

Preparing and Issuing the Solicitation

Preparing a comprehensive program specification

  • Identifying appropriate use of Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Identifying appropriate use of Statement Of Objectives (SOO)
  • Establishing appropriate evaluation criteria

Assisting in planning solicitation activities

  • Creating pre-award policies
  • Disseminating information and requirements
  • Addressing presolicitation communication options

Gathering Requirements and Support Documentation

Planning preaward actions

  • Outlining challenging contract clauses
  • Addressing multiple-incentive contracts
  • Avoiding SOW or SOO unintended nuances
  • Analyzing complex CLIN structures

Identifying unclear provisions

  • Aligning complex technical execution provisions
  • Addressing complex contract funding provisions
  • Specifying complex government funds provisions

Creating Performance-Based Service Agreements

  • Negotiating a baseline of performance
  • Evaluating management actions for acquisition services
  • Creating a level of support at a cost consistent with funding
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