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Edited: 7/22/2020 7:54 AM
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Contract Efficiency Assessment (CEA). Should this be part of DoD lexicon?

​In FY 19, the Office of the Chief Management Officer, contracted services reform group, contracted for Contract Efficiency Assessments (CEAs).  DoD agencies and the Military Departments nominated acquisitions to undergo an assessment.  Initial efforts were undertaken to develop this capability in house.  Then category management took off as the success of the Air Force's Category Managment efforts become widely known and their immersion training became popular throughout the department.  While category management begins with a category of spend, a CEA focuses on a given acquisition.  So are the two terms still relevant today?

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​In FY 19, the Office of the Chief Management Officer, contracted services reform group, contracted for Contract Efficiency Assessments (CEAs).  DoD agencies and the Military Departments nominated acquisitions to undergo an assessment.  Initial efforts were undertaken to develop this capability in house.  Then category management took off as the success of the Air Force's Category Managment efforts become widely known and their immersion training became popular throughout the department.  While category management begins with a category of spend, a CEA focuses on a given acquisition.  So are the two terms still relevant today?

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JENNIFER ZEARLEY
Posted: 6/26/2020 9:54 AM
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CHRISTOPHER HOFF

Short answer is "Yes".  CEAs are a tool to help jumpstart or supplement a Category Intelligence Report, or even an Opportunity Assessment (pre-Strategic Sourcing).  The AF Category Management Program utilizes these - it's a 'free' resource to your organization.  You just have to nominate a project and get it approved (they rack and stack requests).  Here's a link to learn more (from the AF side anyway):  https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/10100/categorymanagement/cea/SitePages/Home.aspx.

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Short answer is "Yes".  CEAs are a tool to help jumpstart or supplement a Category Intelligence Report, or even an Opportunity Assessment (pre-Strategic Sourcing).  The AF Category Management Program utilizes these - it's a 'free' resource to your organization.  You just have to nominate a project and get it approved (they rack and stack requests).  Here's a link to learn more (from the AF side anyway):  https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/10100/categorymanagement/cea/SitePages/Home.aspx.

JENNIFER ZEARLEY1006/26/2020 9:54 AM6/26/2020 9:54 AM
6/26/2020 8:04 AM
Posted: 6/26/2020 4:51 PM
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ERIC SOFGE

I concur with Christopher.  I see the CEAs focused on particular acquisitions as a subset of the larger Category Management efforts being undertaken by the Dept. 

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I concur with Christopher.  I see the CEAs focused on particular acquisitions as a subset of the larger Category Management efforts being undertaken by the Dept. 

JENNIFER ZEARLEY1006/26/2020 4:51 PM6/26/2020 4:51 PM
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ADAM STROUP
Posted: 7/22/2020 7:48 AM
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Note, you need a CAC that's recognized by AF to access this site. 

Thanks Christopher!​

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Note, you need a CAC that's recognized by AF to access this site. 

Thanks Christopher!​

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