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(Classification: If not classified, must be FOR  OFFICIAL USE ONLY.)

Acquisition Plan Number: __________ Rev: _______

Program Title:  ________________________________________________ ACAT_____

Acquisition Manager:  __________________________________________ Code _____


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[insert typed name of the Approving Official (include  title). If DASN(AP) is Date

the Approving Official, insert DASN(AP) ]


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[insert typed name of the HCA, PEO, or DRPM (include  title) if not the Date

Approving Official.]

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[insert typed name of the Chief of Contracting  Office] Date

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[insert typed name of the Contracting Officer and  phone number] Date

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[insert typed name of the Program Manager and phone  number] Date

This STRAP will be reviewed for possible revision no  less often than annually in accordance

with FAR 7.104.

DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT B: Distribution authorized to  U.S. Government agencies only (fill in reason) (date of determination). Other requests for  this document shall be referred to ________ (insert controlling office).


Section 1: Acquisition  Background and Objectives.

1.1 Statement of  need. Introduce the plan by a brief statement of need. Include status of any  applicable Acquisition Strategy, Acquisition Decision Memorandum, Defense Acquisition Board,  and/or any other internal service reviews.

1.2 Historical  Summary. Summarize the technical and contractual history of the acquisition. Include  contracts awarded for major end items or services for the past five years, contract number,  contractor, contract type, supply/service description (title only), quantities, period of  performance, historical or estimated contract value and whether a sole source or competitive  contract award.

1.3 Technical  Data.

1.3.1 Define the overall program objectives, by  program phase, for the acquisition of the technical data, including the major types of data  to be acquired.

1.3.2 Discuss the requirements for contractor data  (including repurchase data) and data rights, their estimated cost, and the use to be made of  the data. Explain how the use of the technical data and data rights will be used to sustain  competition.

1.3.3 Discuss the results of cost effectiveness  analyses of buying contractor data as it relates to achieving the program s objectives.

1.3.4 Discuss validation of the technical data  package.

1.3.5 Where applicable and when considered a  significant element of the acquisition, define how patents and copyrights will be addressed  within the contract.

1.4 Funding.  Identify funding to support the action by fiscal year and appropriation.

Section 2: Acquisition  Considerations.

2.1 Product or Services  Description.

2.1.1 In your description of the product or service,  explain the choice of product or service description code ensuring it aligns with the DOD  taxonomy associated with the acquisition of services, supplies and equipment. (See USD(ATL)  memorandum entitled, Taxonomy for the Acquisition of Services and Supplies & Equipment  dated August 27, 2012). DPC provides the PSC Selection Tool, available at  to assist in the correct PSC selection.

2.1.2 Specify the required capabilities or  performance characteristics of the supplies or the performance standards of the services  being acquired.

2.1.3 Describe the basis for establishing delivery  schedule or period of performance.

2.2 Cost.

2.2.1 Identify the estimated cost for each  option/phase for acquisitions that contemplate the use of options or a multiple phased  approach.

2.2.2 Provide the basis for the Independent  Government Cost Estimate, including any option(s).

2.2.3 Discuss the potential to acquire a higher  quantity of an end item than the quantity specified in law providing for the funding of that  acquisition (Buy to Budget).

2.3 Sources.

2.3.1 Indicate the prospective sources of supplies or  services that can meet the need.

2.3.2 Address the extent and results of the market  research.

2.3.3 Discuss how required sources of supplies or  services, the functional areas specified in Annex 22 (excluding requirements covered by an  exception listed at 5237.102), AbilityOne

AbilityOne and Federal Prison Industries, were  considered. Discuss the availability of other sources identifiable through databases  including the Government-wide database of contracts and other procurements instruments  intended for use by multiple agencies available at and AbilityOne sources at

2.3.4 Discuss the consideration of small businesses.  Clearly identify how small business will be utilized to meet program or contract  requirements, as either a prime contractor or through the use of subcontract provisions.

2.3.5 Discuss the impact of any bundling or  consolidation that might affect small business participation in the acquisition. When the  proposed acquisition strategy involves bundling, identify the incumbent contractors and  contracts affected by the bundling.

2.3.6 Major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs)  shall address the following: An analysis of the capabilities of the  national technology and industrial base to develop, produce, maintain, and support such  program, including--

(a) The availability of essential raw materials,  special alloys, composite materials, components, tooling, and production test equipment for  the sustained production of systems fully capable of meeting the performance objectives  established for those systems; the uninterrupted maintenance and repair of such systems; and  the sustained operation of such systems.

(b) The identification of items that are available  only from sources outside the national technology and industrial base.

(c) The availability of alternatives for obtaining  such items from within the national technology and industrial base if such items become  unavailable from sources outside the national technology and industrial base; and an  analysis of any military vulnerability that could result from the lack of reasonable  alternatives.

(d) The effects on the national technology and  industrial base that result from foreign acquisition of firms in the United States. Consideration of requirements for efficient  manufacture during the design and production of the systems to be procured under the  program. The use of advanced manufacturing technology,  processes, and systems during the research and development phase and the production phase of  the program. To the maximum extent practicable, the use of  contract solicitations that encourage competing offerors to acquire, for use in the  performance of the contract, modern technology, production equipment, and production systems  (including hardware and software) that increase the productivity of the offerors and reduce  the life-cycle costs. Methods to encourage investment by U.S.  domestic sources in advanced manufacturing technology production equipment and processes  through

(a) Recognition of the contractor s investment in  advanced manufacturing technology production equipment, processes, and organization of work  systems that build on workers skill and experience, and work force skill development in the  development of the contract objective; and

(b) Increased emphasis in source selection on the  efficiency of production. Expanded use of commercial manufacturing  processes rather than processes specified by DOD. Elimination of barriers to, and facilitation  of, the integrated manufacture of commercial

items and supplies being produced under DOD  contracts. Expanded use of commercial items, commercial  items with modifications, or to the extent commercial items are not available,  nondevelopmental items. Acquisition of major weapon systems as  commercial items. Provide the program s Industrial Capability  (IC) strategy that assesses the capability of the U.S. industrial base to achieve identified  surge and mobilization goals. If no IC strategy has been developed, provide supporting  rationale for this position.

(i) If, in the IC strategy, the development of a  detailed IC plan was determined to be applicable, include the plan by text or by reference.  If the development of the IC plan was determined not to be applicable, summarize the details  of the analysis forming the basis of this decision.

(ii) If the program involves peacetime and wartime  hardware configurations that are supported by logistics support plans, identify their impact  on the IC plan. Assess the long-term technical data and  computer software needs of those systems and subsystems; and establish acquisition  strategies that provide for the technical data and computer software deliverables and  associated license rights needed to sustain those systems and subsystems over their life  cycle. The strategy may include

(a) The development of maintenance capabilities  within DOD; or

(b) Competition for contracts for sustainment of the  systems or subsystems. Include a plan for the preservation and  storage of special tooling associated with the production of hardware for MDAPs through the  end of the service life of the related weapons system. The plan shall include the  identification of any contract clauses, facilities, and funding required for the  preservation and storage of such tooling.

2.4 Competition.

2.4.1 Describe how competition will be sought,  promoted, and sustained throughout the course of the acquisition. If full and open  competition is not contemplated, cite the appropriate FAR authority. Discuss the basis for  the application of that authority, identify the source(s), and discuss why full and open  competition cannot be obtained.

2.4.2 Identify any known barriers to increasing  subcontract competition and address how to overcome them, if possible.

2.4.3 Address any restrictions on foreign  participation at the prime or subcontract level.

2.4.4 For acquisition plans for contracts under a  MDAP, discuss how the following measures were considered:

(a) Competitive prototyping.

(b) Dual-sourcing.

(c) Unbundling of contracts.

(d) Funding of next-generation prototype systems or  subsystems.

(e) Use of modular, open architectures to enable  competition for upgrades.

(f) Use of build-to-print approaches to enable  production through multiple sources.

(g) Acquisition of complete technical data  packages.

(h) Periodic competitions for subsystem  upgrades.

(i) Licensing of additional suppliers.

(j) Periodic system or program reviews to address  long-term competitive effects of program decisions.

2.5 Contract type  selection.

2.5.1 Discuss the rationale for the selection of  contract type. Provide an analysis of why the use of that contract type is appropriate  (e.g., complexity of the requirements, uncertain duration of the work, contractor s  technical capability and financial responsibility, or adequacy of the contractor s  accounting system). Discuss the opportunity to transition from cost type to fixed priced  contracts, if applicable. Provide rationale if procuring services that are performance-based  and a contract type other than a firm-fixed price is contemplated.

2.5.2 Discuss the use and authority of multi-year  contracting or other special contracting methods.

2.5.3 Discuss any applicable FAR or DFARS deviations  that will be required.

2.5.4 Discuss why any equipment will be acquired by  lease, if applicable.

2.6 Source-selection  procedures. Explain the type of source selection procedure being contemplated (i.e.,  Low Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA), Price/Technical Tradeoff or Value Adjusted Total  Evaluated Price (VATEP)) in the evaluation of proposals and source selection. Discuss why  the choice is appropriate and in the best interest of the Government.

2.7 Milestones for the  acquisition cycle.

2.7.1 For all acquisitions, provide the dates for the  following milestones:

(a) Purchase request receipt.

(b) Issuance of solicitation.

(c) Contract award.

2.7.2 For ACAT I - IV programs, also provide the  dates for the following milestones:

(a) MDA approval of the Technology Development  Strategy.

(b) Completion of the Pre-EMD Review.

(c) Completion of all Milestone B requirements.

(d) MDA approval of the Acquisition Strategy and  RFP.

(e) Completion of any applicable peer review.

2.8 Performance evaluation.

2.8.1 Describe the plan for evaluating performance  metrics or other measures to identify what has been achieved. Such measures shall include  thresholds for cost, schedule and performance.

2.8.2 Identify the personnel responsible for  assessing and reporting contractor performance into the Contractor Performance Assessment  Reporting System (CPARS).

Section 3: Program  Risks.

Risks. Discuss  technical, cost, and schedule risks and describe what efforts are planned or underway to  reduce risk and the consequences of failure to achieve goals. If concurrency of development  and production is planned, discuss its effects on cost and schedule risks.


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