Paper #1; Class:
You have been individually assigned to a High Objective Tiger Team (HOTT) for the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acquisition Division. However, your independent task is to provide the initial strategy for a multiple sourcing acquisition plan to acquire 1,000 Piezoelectric Embedded Transducers (PET) under the Wide Alignment Limited Loading (WALL) Geostructure Program. The PET is aimed at providing an enhanced surveillance capability for the new WALL Program. The resultant Contract will be a multi-year requirement within a notional budget of $20 – $30M.
The major deliverable Line Items are 1) Required Hardware, 2) Software, 3) Non-developmental Support and Data. Under this scenario you must consider acquisition strategy planning to include documentation containing the following: 1. Highlight THREE (3) distinct acquisition planning fundamentals, and the rationale for managing each in the Acquisition process for the PET. Provide an explanation for why these fundamentals are essential for the PET Sourcing and future negotiations. Be specific as to your justification for each. 2. Select a Contract type for the deliverable Line Items above, and discuss THREE (3) specific performance factors affecting your choice of Contract type. Explain how each of the factors contributes to meeting the contemplated PET performance standards and acquisition objectives. Be specific as to your justification for each. In all cases, your rationale and justification must be explicitly tied to the PET, and be as objective as possible. Keep your thoughts organized by placing a space between paragraphs, and use HEADINGS to match the requirements. Your exposition should reflect considerable thought and go beyond restating large literature passages. A minimum of four peer reviewed sources are required, with attribution, in accordance with APA guidelines. Your total response scope should be no more than the equivalent of 4, and no less than 3, typed, double-spaced pages of content, not including the title, reference, extraneous tables or lists, and exhibits. Abstracts are not required, and should not be included.
The information in the scenario is all that you need for this assignment. However, you are permitted to make clearly stated assumptions to support additional information that you need for your Paper deliverables 1, and 2 listed above.