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.
Oct 05, 2015
2015 “Performance of the Defense Acquisition System” Released
After five years of implementing Better Buying Power initiatives, such as “should cost management” and affordability caps, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Frank Kendall states that there are signs of significant improvement in acquisition outcomes.
2015 Performance of the Defense Acquisition System Report
Oct 05, 2015
These assessments provide a composite portrait of the breadth and depth of
the challenges program managers face, and of the highly professional way in
which these challenges are being met. They provide an opportunity for those
both inside and outside the defense acquisition arena to gain a deeper
appreciation of the practical reality of defense acquisition - as seen
through the eyes of our front line managers who deal with that reality on a
The 2015 Compendium of Annual Program Manager Assessments
Jun 16, 2015
Building from previous editions of the DoD Risk Management Guide, this revised edition emphasizes managing not only program
risks but also issues and opportunities. The guide supports DoDI 5000.02 policy as well as the DoD Better Buying Power 3.0
initiative to "improve leaders' ability to understand and mitigate technical risk
Apr 09, 2015
USD(AT&L) released the Better Buying Power (BBP) 3.0 Implementation Directive on April 9. This iteration is the next step in our continuing effort to increase the productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of our acquisition, technology, and logistics efforts.
BBP 3.0 Memorandum
BBP 3.0 Factsheet
Mar 04, 2015
Appropriate Use of Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process and Associated Contract
Mar 03, 2015
United States Army Audit Agency (USAAA) Draft Report: Army Acquisition Policy and Regulations (A-2014-ALA-0139)
AAA Acquisition Policy and Regulations memorandum
Jan 07, 2015
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall released an updated version of DoDI 5000.02 Operation of the Defense Acquisition System
DODI 5000 02 Transmittal Letter_Signed>
DoD Instruction 5000.02>
Jan 07, 2015
We need your input. We are reaching out to Government and Industry to provide feedback and ideas about how to improve BBP, identify positive impacts, unintended consequences, challenges and benefits.
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Dec 03, 2014
Guidelines For Creating and Maintaining a Competitive Environment for Supplies and Services in the Department of Defense
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.