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Best Value Toolkit Use this link to access a high-level guide to determine if Best value has been obtained in a time-constrained acquisition Use this link to access the detailed best value roadmap to proactively manage a thorough acquisition

This is an image explaining how best value is achieved when the total cost of ownership is balanced against the best solution to fit the requirements of the program and securing the best price and the best terms and conditions.
This toolkit represents the commercial best practices combined with DoD ESI's many years of experience in commercial software acquisition in the DoD. It has been designed for use in a variety of situations - use as appropriate and customize its tools to fit your situation.

DoD ESI, an official Department of Defense initiative sponsored
by the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO), helps information
technology buyers achieve Best value on commercial software
for their government programs.

Best value can be achieved when programs:

  • Acquire solutions that best fit their requirements
  • Receive the best price, all factors considered
  • Secure the best terms and conditions

All resulting in the most economical Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

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