Better Buying Power (BBP) is the implementation of best practices to strengthen the Defense Department's buying power, improve industry productivity, and provide an affordable, value-added military capability to the Warfighter. Launched in 2010, BBP encompasses a set of fundamental acquisition principles to achieve greater efficiencies through affordability, cost control, elimination of unproductive processes and bureaucracy, and promotion of competition. BBP initiatives also incentivize productivity and innovation in industry and Government, and improve tradecraft in the acquisition of services.
Conducting a program at a cost constrained by the maximum resources the Department can allocate for a capability. These resources include funding, schedule and manpower.
April 30, 2013
Video of USD(AT&L) The Honorable Frank Kendall’s presentation and Q&A session on Better Buying Power 2.0 implementation is now available in the DAU Media Library. Mr. Kendall met with an audience of acquisition professionals following the release of the Better Buying Power 2.0 implementation memorandum to further explain the BBPi 2.0 tenets.
April 24, 2013
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Mr.Frank Kendall released a memorandum on the implementation of Better Buying Power 2.0 April 24. The memo reiterated the seven tenets of the BBP initiative and encouraged workforce members to apply their principles to future acquisition programs in order to achieve greater efficiency and productivity in defense spending.
April 9, 2013
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) will provide training and perspectives on implementing Better Buying Power (BBP) 2.0 initiatives at its annual Acquisition Hot Topic Training Forum on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Fort Belvoir.
January 29, 2013
The U.S. Army has achieved significant cost savings and cost avoidance as result of its implementation of Better Buying Power.
November 13, 2012
Memorandum from Under Secretary of Defense
for AT&L Frank Kendall introducing a preliminary version of Better Buying Power 2.0.
Ask a BBP Question
Ask A Professor (AAP) is a Department of
Defense resource for asking acquisition and
logistics questions concerning policies and
A centralized online resource to better connect industry with government customers to invigorate innovation.
Performance Assessments And Root Cause Analyses (cac required):
The central office for major defense authorization performance assessment, root cause analysis, and earned value management.
Provides usable tools and templates to create performance-based service acquisition requirements.