BBP Focus Areas Focus Area: Promote Competition

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Real competition is the single most powerful tool available to the Department to drive productivity.

 

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Initiative: Emphasize competition strategies and creating and maintaining competitive environments
    • This initiative continues the effort to stress creating and maintaining a competitive environment that provides the motivation to control and reduce cost. The concept includes a full range of mechanisms that program managers should consider and incorporate in acquisition strategies and in activities conducted outside the program itself.

 

 

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• Guidelines For Creating and Maintaining a Competitive Environment for Supplies and Services in the Department of Defense (Published, 12/3/2014)

• Actions to Improve Competition (Memo, 8/21/2014)

• Guidance for Obtaining Greater Efficiency and Productivity in Defense Spending--Removing Obstacles to Competition (Presentation, 8/25/2011)

• Improving Competition in Defense Procurements (Memo, 11/24/2010)

• Improving Competition in Defense Procurements--Amplifying Guidance (Memo, 4/27/2011)

• "Myth-Busting": Addressing Misconceptions to Improve Communication with Industry during the Acquisition Process (Memo, 2/2/2011)

• Myth-Busting 2--Addressing Misconceptions and Further Improving Communication During the Acquisition Process (Memo, 5/7/2012)

 

 

Initiative: Enforce open system architectures and effectively manage technical data rights
    • This item is continued from BBP 1.0 and will focus on improving the Department’s early planning for open architectures and the successful execution of the plan to provide for open architectures and modular systems. This will include the development of a business model and associated intellectual property strategy (data rights planning) that can be implemented over the lifecycle of the product, starting while competition still exists.

 

 

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• Intellectual Property Strategy Brochure (19 SEPTEMBER 14)

 

• Open Systems Architecture and Data Rights (10 JUNE 13)

 

Related Links:

OSA Website: https://acc.dau.mil/osa

DoD OSA Contract Guidebook for PMs: https://acc.dau.mil/osaguidebook

 

 

Initiative: Increase small business roles and opportunities
    • Small businesses, as both prime contractors to the Department and sub-contractors within the supply chain, are effective sources of innovation and reduced cost. The Department will continue its emphasis on improving small business opportunities.

 

 

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Increase Dynamic Small Business Role in the Defense Marketplace (Memo, 6/27/2011)

• Use of Government-wide Acquisition Contracts Set Aside Exclusively for Small Businesses (Memo, 7/14/2011)

• Increasing Small Business Participation in DoD Acquisitions (Presentation, 9/29/2011)

 

Initiative: Use the Technology Development phase for true risk reduction
    • The data on a number of programs has demonstrated that Technology Demonstration (TD) phase competitive prototyping is often not effective in reducing the risk associated with the products being developed in the program’s EMD phase. Proof of concept demonstrations that purport to provide Technology Readiness Level 6 maturity, but which do not have direct traceability to the proposed product design, are being used to win EMD programs instead of to reduce actual risk. This initiative will improve the Department’s ability to ensure that TD phase activities reduce the actual risk associated with the product to be developed.

 

 

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• Technology Development Strategy or Acquisition Strategy Sample Outline (Document, 4/2011)