The Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) is a discretionary best practice guide that has tutorials and additional information on acquisition policy.
Chapter 14 of this guidebook provides acquisition teams with a disciplined, seven step process, for the acquisition of services. Applying this rigorous and systematic approach requires the dedicated effort of an acquisition team composed of functional experts, contracting specialists, contracting officer representatives, and others working together to achieve performance results and value their mission requirements. It’s important to remember that the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) states that the acquisition process is a shared “team responsibility”. Completing this process, like all acquisitions, takes allocated planning time. Getting your acquisition team organized and focused early in the process is a fundamental key to successfully achieving the mission results your customers require.