Requirements Gathering in Federal acquisition
This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for calendar year 2018.
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ABOUT THE LIFTING THE CURTAIN SERIES
The “Lifting the Curtain” (“LTC”) training series is delivered by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) and developed in coordination with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. The purpose of this series is to explore the various pragmatic aspects of the Federal acquisition process from both government and industry perspectives. Over the past two years, the “LTC” training series has covered topics such as bid/no-bid decisions, market intelligence v. market research, technical evaluation panels, and past performance ratings with the ultimate goal of increased collaboration, communication, and coordination between Federal government and industry professionals.
ABOUT REQUIREMENTS GATHERING IN FEDERAL ACQUISITION
Before there is a contract and before there is a solicitation, there is a need – or requirement – that the end-user deems necessary to meet the agency’s mission. The identification and definition of this need occur during the requirement development phase, and sound requirement development is the key to successful best-value procurement for Federal agencies, the contractor, and the people involved with this process. There exists, however, a disconnect between the roles of agency and industry representatives in the process.
During this session, an interactive panel will provide both government and industry representatives with insights into how each side contributes to the requirement development process and how to improve the process for future requirements.
- Kenneth M. Brennan, Defense Procurement, and Acquisition Policy Deputy Director, Services Acquisition, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Department of Defense
- Scott Hine, Director, Information Technology Services Office, Department of Energy
Douglas Jackson, Sr. Director, Business Analysis, and Requirements, RG
Michael Alvin A. Marquez, Army/Navy Enterprise Sector Acquisition Group Manager, Federal Systems Integration, and Management Center, General Services Administration
AS A RESULT OF THIS FORUM YOU WILL ABLE TO:
- Comprehend the interaction between stakeholders during the requirement development process
- Calibrate industry business development efforts with agency requirement development processes
- Develop effective industry engagement strategies during the requirement development phase
- Align agency needs and mission objectives with available private-sector market solutions
- Improve private-sector and agency interaction throughout the requirement development phase
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of current agency requirement development practices
ACT Members (Government): $0
IAC Member: $75
ACT-IAC events are intended to provide an objective and vendor-neutral collaborative environment where government and industry can work together on issues of mutual interest and forge relationships based on trust. Attendees are requested to avoid using this forum for business development purposes.