Conducting Viability Assessments to Streamline the Acquisition Process and Accelerate Adopting New Technology
Schultz, Erin M.
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Introduction ? Rapidly adopting new technology can be difficult ﾖ Protracted procurement process ﾖ Few ways to quickly assess new technology before award ﾖ Risky solutions may be discovered after award ? Federal Procurement process -each proposal is evaluated with the same rigor, whether the solution is viable or not ﾖ Government devotes time and resources to perform detailed assessments of non-viable bids ﾖ Companies spend proposal costs to participate in a source selection that they cannot win ? Acquisition Professionals can conduct an early assessment of the "viability"of technical solutions ﾖ (1) During the market research phase of acquisition planning, or ﾖ (2) As the first step of the source selection phase