This toolkit builds on the below BEST VALUE PROCESS ROADMAP to guide each user through the tools and resources available to DoD IT buyers to ensure they obtain best value on commercial software acquisitions.
- Identification of the two common DoD Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software acquisition scenarios; 1) performing a rapid assessment of a small to moderate sized order and 2) large enterprise acquisitions approached in a proactive mode.
- Presentation of simple-to-use and time efficient assessment process (with a suite of available tools) to help ensure best value (given constraints) when transaction terms have been proposed. Emphasis is on summary level data with links to detailed plans, processes, checklists, and financial models.
- A process roadmap that illustrates recommended steps (commercial best practices) to follow and tools to use to successfully plan and execute a large enterprise acquisition. This more detailed approach walks the user through the four phases (Gather, Analyze, Strategize, and Negotiate) and provides the process to follow and a suite of tools to utilize to ensure Best value.
BEST VALUE PROCESS ROADMAP
- A linked Tools Library to access guides, worksheets and templates for use with either scenario to help ensure Best value.