Planning the Acquisition

Let’s face it, acquisition planning isn’t fun; in fact, some consider it a painful process. Nevertheless, it’s mandated by the Competition in Contracting Act. One might compare acquisition planning to getting children to eat vegetables. They might not like it, but it’s good for them. Similarly, acquisition planning is actually good for you. Really! It forces you to go through the process step by step and think about what you need and how you’re going to get it. Once you get past the fact that you have to do something you may not want to, acquisition planning is really not that hard. This chapter explains the planning process ...

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