Cooperative Appraisals for Capability and Risk Evaluation
ARMY COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ
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The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command Software Engineering Center is working with the Software Engineering Institute in creating a framework for cooperative governmentindustry appraisals for process improvement and risk evaluation. Traditionally, solicitations for Department of Defense projects have included some sort of risk evaluation. Though risk evaluations are only one component of a source selection, all bidders underwent the risk evaluation site visit, costing the government significant time and effort in evaluating potentially several organizations that would not perform the work solicited. The concept developed is to partially base an award on the merits of a process proposal with the understanding that an on-site evaluation would follow after contract award. Another aspect of these appraisals is that representatives from the government and the organization being appraised work together on the appraisal team to jointly evaluate the organization. This article describes the efforts of the authors in performing post-award cooperative appraisals, the lessons learned, and the benefits to both the government and the appraised organization.
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