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This Electronic tools, or e-tools page provides a list of available online tools and resources relating to the acquisition of services. ALSO, you may contribute a tool by logging into DAU then clicking on "Contribute" and "Share a Tool". NOTE: more tools may be found by clicking on "Tools" on the left side of this page (or by clicking on the menu button if using a Smartphone).
ACE For Services FEATURED Tools: Contracting Subway Map; excellent resource to accompany the 7-Step Services Acquisition Process
Corrective Action Plan Evaluation Worksheet. DCMA tool to evaluate Contractor Corrective Action Plans (CAPs). Provides evaluative questions to assist in assessing CAPs and a better documented oversight process.
Acquiring and Enforcing the Government's Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software Under Department of Defense Contracts. Excellent document--recommend reading Post-award issues.
Marble Card: Forging Stakeholder relationships
Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA) Guidebook is a great resource to help you with your BCA. See also the DoD IT Business Case Analysis (BCA) Template
Provision and Clause Matrix. The Provision and Clause matrix is a spreadsheet of all FAR, DFARS, Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR), and Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) provisions and clauses. It also includes guidance on the use of provisions and clauses contained in DoD class deviations. A help video is available by following the link provided in the DAU Tools catalog.
Download the Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT) Suite. The ARRT Suites consists of:
Look for guidance and helpful videos on how to use ARRT on the Service Acquisition Mall.
The DOE Performance Based Service Contracting (PBSC) toolkit is intended to provide a multi-dimensional tool for procurement professionals to utilize in the implementation of PBSC. The toolkit provides access to applicable policies, guidance documents, examples of required PBSC elements, and training opportunities.
CALC [Contract-Awarded Labor Category] lets you conduct market research on professional service labor categories quickly and easily, helping you make better informed decisions. Results shown are awarded hourly rates from GSA IDIQ service schedules.
A list of eligible ordering activities is available at http://www.gsa.gov/schedules (click "For Customers Ordering from Schedules" and then "Eligibility to Use GSA Sources").
"Ordering activity" means an activity that is authorized to place orders, or establish blanket purchase agreements (BPA), against the General Services Administration's (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule contracts.
An account is required to access this system.
INTEGRATED DATA ENVIRONMENT (IDE)/GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION NETWORK (GTN) CONVERGENCE (IGC)
The IGC program is a partnership between the US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). USTRANSCOM's Global Transportation Network (GTN) and DLA's Enterprise Business System have "converged" to provide DOD with an integrated set of networked, end-to-end visibility, deployment, and distribution capabilities. The end goal of IGC is to effectively support the Joint Force Commander's ability to make decisions based on actionable logistics information.
IGC creates a single source for HQ DLA and USTRANSCOM to access common, authoritative data, business standards, and information. As the USTRANSCOM ITV System of Record, IGC is synchronized with several other USTRANSCOM Distribution Process Owner (DPO) initiatives, such as Agile Transportation for the 21st Century or AT21.
Services Performance Work Statement Writing Guidelines dated July 2015. Clear, concise writing is the hallmark of acquisition professionals. A written contract memorializes the legally binding agreement between the government and another party, and the performance work statement informs the contractor of the government's specific outcome expectations. During disputes, the parties first look within the contract's "four corners" for interpretation. Poor clarity, vagueness, and inconsistencies in work statement language often create analytical problems during source selection and contract administration. These Services Performance Work Statement Writing Guidelines identify best drafting practices. Date is July 2015.
This Services Acquisition IPT Charter sample reflects DoD services acquisition process and best practices.
Sample Excel-based Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) form for documenting and tracking services requirements.
USe the checklists to develop your performance-based solicitation, contract or task order, and to assist in determining whether an existing solicitation, contract or task order may be appropriately classified as performance-based. While DoD uses a 7-Step Service Acquisition process, this depicts an 8-step process that works well for Federal Civilian Agencies (step 8 is contract closeout). This checklist is not intended to usurp contracting officer discretion or authority regarding how to structure an acquisition. However, the more an acquisition departs from adherence to the checklist, the less likely the agency will achieve the benefits of improved contractor performance and lower price that PBA can provide.
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