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Acquisition Process

DoD Instruction 5000.85 Major Capability Acquisition

DoD Instruction 5000.85 “Major Capability Acquisition” establishes policy and procedures that guide the acquisition of major capability acquisition programs including: Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs); Other programs categorized as Acquisition Category (ACAT); Major systems, usually categorized as ACAT II; Automated information systems (AIS) (not managed by other acquisition pathways); and Other capabilities developed via the …

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Test & Evaluation

Qualification Test and Evaluation (QT&E)

Qualification Test and Evaluation (QT&E) is performed by government test representatives and is a tailored type of DT&E for which there is little to no RDT&E-funded development effort. It validates how a system integrates into its intended environment, how it meets specified requirements in accordance with the approved design, and how it meets performance standards. …

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Contracts & Legal

10 USC 2373 “Procurement for Experimental Purposes”

Title 10 Section 2373 “Procurement of Experimental Purposed” is a rapid acquisition tool for fielding and testing new capabilities. Organizations must request delegations of authority to utilize 2373. Since FAR and DFARS don’t apply to section 2373 projects can be streamlined avoiding non-value-added processes. Section 2373 authority can be combined with other authorities such as …

Contracts & Legal

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Contracts & Legal

Best-In-Class

Best-in-Class (BIC) is designated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a preferred governmentwide solution that: Allows acquisition experts to take advantage of pre-vetted, governmentwide contract solutions; Supports a governmentwide migration to solutions that are mature and market-proven; Assists in the optimization of spend, within the governmentwide category management framework; and Increases the …

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Acquisition Process

Simplified Acquisition Management Plan

A Simplified Acquisition Management Plan (SAMP) describes a program’s overall acquisition approach. It describes the management framework, provides a vehicle for obtaining required statutory and regulatory approvals, and documents waivers. The SAMP serves as the formal Acquisition Strategy for programs that do not require a separate Acquisition Strategy in accordance with the Defense Federal Acquisition …

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Contracts & Legal

Commercial Solutions Opening

A Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) is a merit-based source selection strategy for the Department of Defense (DoD) to acquire innovative commercial items, technologies, or services that directly fulfill requirements, close capability gaps, or provide potential technological advances. It’s focused on businesses or institutions that have “not traditionally” done business with the U.S. Government. CSOs are …

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JCIDS Process

CJCS Instruction 5123.01 JROC & Implementation of JCIDS

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction (CJCSI) 5123.01 “Charter Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) and Implementation of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS)” implements the JROC as a statutory council to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), and delineates the roles and responsibilities of the JROC, its …

JCIDS Process

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Acquisition Process

Acquisition of Services

DoD Instruction 5000.74 establishes the policy, responsibilities, portfolio management, data collection, requirements development, and provides direction for the acquisition of contracted services. It compliments DoD Instruction 5000.02 “Operations of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework”.  It provides guidance for the acquisition of contracted services from private sector entities by the DoD with a total estimated acquisition value …

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Acquisition Process

Section 806 “Developing, Prototyping, Deployment of Weapons System Components or Technology”

Note: Page still in development once we understand more FY 17 NDAA Section 806 Prototype within 2 years SecDef shall, within RDT&E budget, set forth amounts requested for Development, prototyping, and experimentation of weapon system components or other technologies, incl those based on commercial items and technologies, separate from acquisition programs of record Amounts shall …

Acquisition Process

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