Acquisition Process

Acquisition Process

Challenge-Based Acquisition

Challenged-Based Acquisition (ChBA) is an approach that allows Government agencies to present challenges (Needs) through an incentivized competition to providers and let those providers present innovative solutions to those challenges. The Government then selects solutions based on demonstrated capability rather than on the basis of written proposals alone. The selected solution is often then procured …

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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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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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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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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 …

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Middle Tier of Acquisition (Section 804)

Middle Tier Acquisition (MTA) is a rapid acquisition interim approach that focuses on delivering capability in a period of 2-5 years with rapid prototypes and rapid fielding with proven technology. The approach is part of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework. Definition: The Middle Tier of Acquisition pathway is used to rapidly develop fieldable prototypes within an …

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Business Capability Acquisition Cycle

The DoD Business Capability Acquisition Cycle (BCAC) is a process that seeks to develop and implement business/acquisition processes to acquire systems more efficiently. The process facilitates changes in the process through doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy to drive performance improvements, efficiencies, and effectiveness. BCAC aligns commercial best practices and …

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Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell (JRAC)

The Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell (JRAC) was established to meet Joint Urgent Operational Needs (JUON) and Joint Emergent Operational Needs (JEON) in a quicker time frame than the standard Defense Acquisition Process approach. The JRAC rapidly assesses requirements and solutions, collaborating with the Joint Staff J-8 and the respective Combatant Commanders (COCOM), and facilitates the …

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