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Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI)

Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI)

The DoD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) website offers several training videos sponsored by the DoD CIO to assist in the acquisition of IT services

 

 

Medical Services

Medical Services

Click here for medical services acquisition templates from Health Care Acquisition Activity - North (HCAA-N).

 

 

Contract Intelligence Through Category Management & Strategic Sourcing

Contract Intelligence Through Category Management & Strategic Sourcing

Government agencies are facing increasing pressure to find ways to reduce cost in the wake of decreasing budgets. At the same time, government is being asked to maintain and indeed increase their level of service and responsibility. This category management approach also takes into consideration factors such a total cost of ownership, supplier relationship management and demand management, and allowing the buying entity to make the most informed decision possible.

 

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Market Research

Category Management

Summary: Government agencies are facing increasing pressure to find ways to reduce cost in the wake of decreasing budgets. At the same time, government is being asked to maintain and indeed increase their level of service and responsibility. This category management approach also takes into consideration factors such a total cost of ownership, supplier relationship management and demand management, and allowing the buying entity to make the most informed decision possible

Market Research

Market Research

Summary: Explains market research and its importance in the acquisition process. Also includes scenarios discussing effective market research.

Duration: 8:31

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: Step 3

Independent Government Cost Estimate

Independent Government Cost Estimate

Summary: Synopsis of what's covered in video: This video provides a thorough overview of the IGCE: what it is, how it’s developed and by whom, and how and why it’s used in the acquisition process. In addition, it steps the viewer through the development process and addresses the elements of the ICGE.

Duration: 14:36

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: Step 4, Requirement Definition

Cost Realism

Cost Realism

Summary: N/A

Duration: 20:10

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: N/A

Justification & Approval Exchange (Army) (AJAX)

Justification & Approval Exchange (Army) (AJAX)

Summary: Serves the dual purpose of facilitating J & A submissions that incorporate text and video training on formation of content to help users build J & A. This training is intended for contracting in requiring activity personnel who prepare J & A for other than full and open competition documents in accordance with FAR Part 6 and limited sources justification and approval documentation in accordance with FAR Part 8 405 and FAR Part 406.

Duration: 8:20

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: N/A

Selecting Evaluation Factors

Selecting Evaluation Factors

Summary: How to make best choice for evaluation factors. Talks about basic concepts that should be applied when selecting source selection factors. Defines evaluation factors and how it relates to the government’s requirement for making decision. Shows examples of why MORE is not BETTER and much more evaluation factors.

Duration: 25:56

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: N/A

Source Selection 101

Source Selection 101

Summary: Introduction to Source Selection basics. Topics include the big picture stemming from FAR Part 6, and the competitive procedures and other than competitive procedure. Sealed bidding and competitive negotiations are among topics.

Duration: 18:05

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: N/A

Past Performance Evaluations

Past Performance Evaluations

Summary: This video provides a comprehensive review of the Past Performance evaluation process, the evaluation team members and their roles, as well as the sources and methods for compiling and assessing recent and relevant PP information.

Duration: 22:51

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: Step 6, Execute Strategy

Competitive Range

Competitive Range

Summary: Defines competitive range and how competitive range determinations are made and what issues are involved. Also takes a look at the roles of the Attorney’s, Source Selection Chair (SSC) and the Source Selection Authority (SSA).

Duration: 17:14

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: N/A

Exchanges with Offerors

Exchanges with Offerors

Summary: This video reviews the three types of exchanges with Offerors—Clarifications, Communications, and Discussions--after receipt of proposals and details the appropriate use and process for each type. In addition some useful history is provided on the FAR Part 15 Rewrite (effective Jan 1, 1998) that expanded open exchanges with Offerors as well as the scope of information exchanged, a significant reform in the federal acquisition process.

Duration: 29:54

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: Step 6, Execute Strategy

Source Selection Decision

Source Selection Decision

Summary: This video provides a comprehensive review of the Source Selection Decision process and details the steps of comparing the merits of competitive proposals using the defined Source Selection Evaluation Factors and Subfactors to select the proposal that represents the “Best Value” to the Government.

Duration: 21:05

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: Step 6, Execute Strategy

Pre-Award and Post-Award Debriefings

Pre-Award and Post-Award Debriefings

Summary: This video provides a thorough review of the process, participant roles, and content of pre- and post-award debriefings to unsuccessful Offerors, and provides the benefits to the parties for each type of debriefing.

Duration: 20:14

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: Step 6, Execute Strategy

Service Contracts: Final Rule on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts - Executive Order (EO) 13495

Service Contracts: Final Rule on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts - Executive Order (EO) 13495

Summary:"Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts," signed by President Obama on January 30, 2009, became effective on January 18, 2013. The Department's Regulations at 29 CFR Part 9 and the related FAR clauses have been issued and are also now effective. The terms of the regulations will apply to all new solicitations issued after January 18, 2013.

Duration: 29:51

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: N/A

Paperless Contract File (PCF)

Paperless Contract File (PCF)

Summary: Primarily used by Army, the Paperless Contract File (PCF) is a web based, DoD Certified for Electronic Records Management and is an official copy of the “contract file”

Duration: 3:00

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: N/A

Accessing and Reviewing Documents in PCF

Accessing and Reviewing Documents in PCF

Summary: This very short video provides step-by-step instruction and corresponding screen shots to show the viewer how to access, review and file documents in the Paperless Contract Files, PCF.

Duration: 1:44

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: Step 6, Execute Strategy and Step 7, Performance Management

Plain Language

Plain Language

Summary:

Duration: 1:53

Alignment with DAU 7 Steps: N/A