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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 Approving Official (include  title). If DASN(AP) or Date

SSM is the Approving Official, insert DASN(AP) ]

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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,  Service Requirements Review Board, and/or any other internal service reviews.

1.2 Historical  Summary. Summarize the technical and contractual history of the program. Include  contracts awarded for major end items or services for the past five years, contract number,  contractor, contract type, 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 Budget. Explain  how budget estimates were derived and discuss the schedule for obtaining adequate funds at  the time they are required.

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

Section 2: Acquisition  Considerations. (Repeat this section for each contract action in a program).

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. For IT Services, discuss any cybersecurity requirements that are  inconsistent with DOD policies.

2.1.3 Describe the basis for and factors considered  in establishing delivery schedule or period of performance. Include the rationale for the  appropriate period of performance relative to the type of Services procurement.

2.1.4 Provide rationale if procuring services that  are not performance-based. If an exception is granted by a regulation, state An exception is  granted to performance-based acquisitions per [state the specific regulation.]

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 procurement instruments  intended for use by multiple agencies available at and AbilityOne sources at

2.3.4 Discuss the consideration of small business.  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 supplies that are  available only from sources outside the national technology and industrial base.

(c) The availability of alternatives for obtaining  such supplies from within the national technology and industrial base if such supplies  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.

(a) 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.

(b) 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 an acquisition  strategy that provides 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.

2.3.7 Discuss the use of strategic sourcing or why it  is not appropriate.

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 STRAPs for MDAPs, 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.

2.4.5 Participation Decision Points (Applicable to  Services Contracts only). Discuss how effective competition will be  maintained throughout the life of the contract. For services contracts with a period of  performance longer than 5 years, discuss the use of on-ramps and off-ramps (entry and exit  points), if applicable, to ensure the availability and viability of a qualified pool of  contractors.

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.

2.6.1 Explain the type of source selection procedure  being contemplated (i.e., Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA), Price/Technical  Tradeoff or Value Adjusted Total Evaluated Price (VATEP)) in the evaluation of proposals and  source selection.

2.6.2 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) Services Requirements Review Board;

(b) For IT Services, Clinger-Cohen Act  Certification;

(c) Purchase request receipt;

(d) Issuance of solicitation; and

(e) Contract award.

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

MDA approval of the Technology Development Strategy;

(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 Discuss the Government process for tracking and  overseeing contractor delivery. (Applicable to the Services portion of the requirement).

2.8.3 Discuss how the Government Team will use the  Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) to monitor contractor performance. (Applicable to  the Services portion of the requirement).

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

2.9 Contract Management  and Administration

2.9.1 Identify the organization performing contract  administration functions.

2.9.2 Discuss existing or proposed management  approach for contract administration.

2.9.3 Contracting Officer s Representative (COR)

(a) Discuss the COR qualifications to support  effective contract management and oversight.

(b) Discuss COR workload management to ensure  effective job performance (e.g., number of contracts managed, other duties assigned,  etc.).

2.10 Requirements Validation (Applicable to the  Services portion of the requirement)

2.10.1 Discuss the Government process to ensure  contractors are not performing inherently governmental functions or functions closely  associated with inherently governmental functions. If the contract does contain functions  closely associated with inherently governmental functions, discuss the safeguards planned to  ensure effective management of contractor personnel in these positions.

2.10.2 Discuss the Government process to ensure  contractors are not performing personal services. If the contract does contain requirements  requiring personal services, discuss the safeguards planned to ensure effective management  of contractor personnel in these positions.

2.10.3 Discuss the Government process to address an  organizational conflict of interest (if applicable).

2.11 Service Acquisition Workshop (SAW). For Services  acquisitions above the threshold defined in 5237.192(a), discuss the use of the SAW (include  the anticipated participants in the

multi-functional team) to maximize SAW benefits.

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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