Software Management

Software Source Selection Considerations


Software Source Selection Consideration for Computer Systems & Software (CS&S) tasks includes:


It’s should be the objective to select developers with sound approaches; applicable domain experience in the development of software-intensive systems; proven program management, systems engineering, and software engineering processes; and successful and relevant past performance. Therefore, the source selection strategy for CS&S is to solicit and evaluate proposal information with a focus in the following areas: [1]

  • The soundness of the proposed CS&S approach, including CS&S architecture, and software development and integration approach.
  • Offeror capability, as defined by internal process standards that form the foundation for and can be tailored to provide program-specific processes, evidence that the proposed processes are part of the company culture, and capable, adequate staffing and other resources.
  • Offeror commitment to the application of program-specific processes, as defined in the Software Development Plan (SDP), Integrated Master Plan (IMP), Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), and other contractual documents.
  • Realistic program effort and schedule baselines that are compatible with the estimated software development/integration effort and schedule, and that accommodate the consistent application of the proposed processes and tools.
  • Successful past performance in software development, including the application of the proposed processes and satisfaction of program cost, schedule, and performance baselines.


AcqLinks and References:

Defense Cost Resource Center (DCRC)

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