A Contracting Trilogy of Lessons Learned and Best Practices
During January and February, Defense Pricing and Contracting has released a threesome of reports to help military departments and defense agencies, contracting officers, and other acquisition professionals to step up their game based on lessons learned and best practices from 2021.
FY 2021 Procurement Management Review “Year in Review” Newsletter
In the interest of enhancing the performance of contracting personnel throughout the Department, this memorandum forwards the FY 2021 Year in Review newsletter for the Procurement Management Review (PMR) Program. This annual report shares observations, best practices, and lessons learned gathered by the Defense Contract Management Agency during independent reviews of the procurement function at Other Defense Agencies and Defense Field Activities. For more information, please see the memorandum and newsletter at the link below.
Policy Vault: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ops/policy_vault.html. The DPC Policy Vault has been updated to improve accessibility and user experience.
Memorandum and Newsletter: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/policy/policyvault/USA002495-21-DPC.pdf
PMR Webpage: https://www.acq.osd.mil/asda/dpc/cp/policy/procurement-management-reviews.html
Best Practices/Lessons Learned for Competitive Acquisitions
DPC has published best practices for Contracting Officers conducting competitive negotiations, gleaned through the OSD peer review program. This publication provides helpful insight for evaluating contract solicitations, proposals, and revisions, among other aspects of the competitive negotiation process. For more information, see the complete Best Practices document and visit the DPC Competitive Peer Reviews webpage.
Best Practices for Competitive Acquisitions:
DPC Competitive Peer Reviews webpage: https://www.acq.osd.mil/asda/dpc/cp/policy/peer-reviews.html
2021 Defense Pricing and Contracting Year In Review Report
The DPC Year in Review Report for 2021 is now available at the link below. This year’s report includes topics such as addressing national priorities, acquisition innovation, “Striking the Balance,” and contingency contracting. Questions or feedback may be directed to the DPC General Inbox listed below.
DPC Website: https://www.acq.osd.mil/asda/dpc/. (Go to “About” on the navigation ribbon, then “Year in Review”)
DPC Year in Review Report 2021: https://www.acq.osd.mil/asda/dpc/docs/2021_DPC_Year_in_Review_Report.pdf
DPC General Inbox: os[email protected]