Dan Taylor replied to the topic Thoughts on sharing draft Concept of Operations and/or Operational Requirements Document with industry in the forum Acquisition2.0 9 years, 2 months ago
This is a quick note of thanks to all who provided insight in this thread. Tomorrow we’ll complete the 27th demonstration from firms responding to the sources sought described above. There’s no doubt in my mind that the responses have been much more focused than they could have been without the CONOP and ORD. Several of the companies told us how much they appreciated the early visibility into requirements.
I also stole an idea from BetterBuy that’s worked out great for us: Someone suggested live streaming pre-solicitation meetings triggered a thought that I ought to explore using some sort of desktop sharing to allow government folks outside the room to participate in the market research demos. We decided to use GoToMeeting and it has worked out great for us. Without any government travel, we’ve been able to include stakeholders and end users from throughout the Coast Guard participating in the process. It seems obvious know, but I wouldn’t have thought of trying it if I hadn’t seen the related idea suggested in BetterBuy. So thanks all for helping me think smarter!
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