prime contracts will provide essent ial feedback necessa ry for you to craft or refine appropriate small business set-aside strategies . Set-as ides are the preferred means of maximizing small business utilization ( Ru le of T wo ), ho wev er , cons i derat ion must also be given to providing maximum small business opportun iti es through subcontracting if subcontracting opportun iti es ex ist . You learned about the DoD Best Practices in Subcontract ing in a previous lesson and will learn more in the ne x t lesson . Indust ry feedback is also cr iti ca l in devising appropriate subcontrac stra ~ I Page11o f 21 I ..... Back Next
CLM059 Fundamentals of Small Business for the Acquisition Workforce lesson 6.1- Presolicitation Phase TOC I RESOURCES I PRINT 1 HELP Defining Requi rements ( P WS/SOW/SOO) The market research data you gather and collect must include early indust ry feedback . Indust ry will give you actionable feedback that can be used to help shape and refine the acquisition requirements to create a more competiti ve env ironment that also maximizes small business opportunities . As you learned in a previous lesson, FAR Part 11 and supplements thereto , provide guidance on describing agenc y needs, such as in performance w ork statements ( PWS), statements of w ork ( SO W), and statements of objecti ves ( SOO ) . Too often , requirements are w ritten in such a way as to preclude other sources from ha ving a realistic opportunity to compete , or signal to other sources than the incumbent , that the y need not bother. Examples include: • Specifying features that unnecessarily restrict the competiti ve field • Insufficient amount of time for offerors to build competiti ve teaming arrangements and submit proposals • Requiring X% of the contractor 's staff to ha ve security clearances w ithin X days of contract start ( or mandating the contractor ha ve a large Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility ( SCIF ) at contract start ) • Unrealistic transition periods if a source other than the incumbent wins As acquisition professionals, you will w ant indust ry to help you review the draft requirements documents , as applicable, for any unduly restricti ve or poorly defined requirements . This is typically done by working w ith y our team and the Contracting Officer using FAR Part 5 procedures to issue presolicitation notices , requests for information or draft solicitations for review and comment . ~ I Pa ge12o f 21 I ..... Back Next
CLM059 Fundamentals of Small Business for the Acquisition Workforce lesson 6.1- Presolicitation Phase TOC I RESOURCES I PRINT 1 HELP Acquisition Strategy - What is an Acquisition Strategy? F AR 3 4.004 ( Major Sy stems Acquisitions ) mandates the Program Manager ( or requirements planner in accordance w ith F AR 7 .104 ) , as specified in agenc y procedures, develop an acquisition strateg y tailored to the particular major sy stem acquisition program . This strateg y is the Program Manager's overall plan for satisfying the mission need in the most effecti ve, economical, and timely manner. The strateg y must be in writing and prepared in
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- Summer '18
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