Guidance on Performance-based Service Acquisitions

Posted September 22, 2004

The solicitation for a performance-based service acquisition explains what is to be achieved rather than how it is to be accomplished. This type of acquisition requires the commitment of budget, technical, contracting, logistics, legal, and program office personnel. An acquisition team can use the Seven Steps to Performance-Based Service Acquisition Online Guide to learn about the performance-based acquisition process. The Guide includes policies, regulations, and best practices.

Have you already used performance-based contracting to award a service contract? Did you develop best practices from your experience? Submit your best practices—including examples of performance work statements, incentive plans, measures and standards, and other documents—for inclusion in the Guide, which is updated regularly. For more information, contact Julia Wise at (202) 208-1168.

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