Addressing the Complex Challenges of Today’s Acquisition Professional

GovLoop and Integrity Management Consulting are pleased to present a new guide entitled, “Addressing the Complex Challenges of Today’s Acquisition Professional.” From generating requirements, to planning, obtaining and sustaining capabilities, the acquisition process, if implemented effectively, can contribute significantly to accomplishing an agency’s mission more efficiently. As the largest purchaser of goods and services in the nation, the Federal government’s acquisition process is complex and under more pressure than ever with tightened budgets and a shifting workforce. Review the guide below or download, print, save and share it with your colleagues:

Specifically, this guide:

  • Reveals survey results of nearly 100 acquisition professionals, showing that the biggest challenges to successful acquisitions are a widespread lack of understanding about the acquisition process, including a lack of training/expertise among acquisition personnel.
  • Defines three phases of the acquisition process: Plan/Define, Obtain and Support.
  • Identifies and explains 11 success factors over the three phases that could help Federal agencies achieve more successful acquisition outcomes.
  • Provides several easy-reference materials, such as a Critical Acquisition Success Factors cheat sheet, a chart to help choose the right contract type, a sample Responsibility Assignment Matrix, as well as more than 20 links to additional resources.

It’s designed to provide value to everyone involved in the acquisition process – from contracting officers to program managers to key decision makers and stakeholders, including ideas and resources to facilitate the improvement of an agency’s acquisition management activities.

What are your biggest challenges in acquisition and how are you overcoming them?

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We also want to offer a special thanks to the sponsors of this report:

Integrity Management Consulting is an award-winning small business and leading provider of major systems acquisition and program management support services to Federal customers. Integrity’s mission is to deliver exceptional results for government customers, employees, and the community, driven by a single value: Integrity.


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