A Guide to Project Management

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Unformatted text preview: ould always include the relevant SOW, a description of the desired form of the response, and any required contractual provisions (e.g., a copy of a model contract, nondisclosure provisions). With government contracting, some or all of the content and structure of procurement documents may be defined by regulation. Procurement documents should be rigorous enough to ensure consistent, comparable responses, but flexible enough to allow consideration of seller suggestions for better ways to satisfy the requirements. .2 Evaluation criteria. Evaluation criteria are used to rate or score proposals. They may be objective (e.g., "The proposed project manager must be a certified Project Management Professional, PMP.") or subjective (e.g., "The proposed project manager must have documented, previous experience with similar projects."). Evaluation criteria are often included as part of the procurement documents. Evaluation criteria may be limited to purchase price if the procurement item is readily available from a number of acceptable sources (purchase price in this context includes both the cost of the item and ancillary expenses such as delivery). When this is not the case, other selection criteria must be identified and documented to support an assessment. For example: Understanding of need--as demonstrated by the seller's proposal. Overall or life-cycle cost--will the selected seller produce the lowest total cost (purchase cost plus operating cost)? Technical capability--does the seller have, or can the seller be reasonably expected to acquire, the technical skills and knowledge needed? Management approach--does the seller have, or can the seller be reasonably expected to develop, management processes and procedures to ensure a successful project? Financial capacity--does the seller have, or can the seller reasonably be expected to obtain, the necessary financial resources? .3 Statement of work updates. The statement of work is described in Section Modifications to one or more statements of work may be identified during solicitation planning. A Guide to the A Guide to the Project Project Management Management Body of Body of KnowledgeE L KnowledgeE PL MP AM SA S 12.3 SOLICITATION Solicitation involves obtaining responses (bids and proposals) from prospective sellers on how project needs can be met. Most of the actual effort in this process is expended by the prospective sellers, normally at no cost to the project. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 2000 Edition 2000 Project Management Institute, Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA NAVIGATION LINKS ACROYMNS LIST ACRONYMS LIST 153 ACROYMNS LIST Chapter 12--Project Procurement Management 12.3.1 | Inputs .1 Procurement documents .2 Qualified seller lists Tools & Techniques .1 Bidder conferences .2 Advertising Outputs .1 Proposals ment ment geE L geE PL 12.3.1 Inputs to Solicitation .1 Procurement documents. Procur...
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