Funding from the Feds - Procurement 101


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Funding from the Feds - Procurement 101

  1. 1. Procurement 101<br />August 4, 2010<br />Allen JonesProcurement Specialist<br />GSP Consulting Corp<br />
  2. 2. What is “Procurement”<br />pro·cure·ment Pronunciation: -ˈkyu̇r-mənt<br />Function: nounDate: 14th century<br />The act or process of procuring; especially: the obtaining of military supplies by a government<br />2<br />08.04.2010<br />Procurement 101<br />
  3. 3. Identifying the On-Ramp to Federal $s<br />It is a process of discovery.<br />Each agency may do it differently.<br />Groups within an agency may do it differently.<br />3<br />08.04.2010<br />Procurement 101<br />
  4. 4. The Starting Point<br />To bring us all to the same start point, let’s define that point.<br />Our takeoff point is not from the perspective of procurement in the traditional sense but understanding how the federal government spends it’s dollars on<br />Science & Technology to include:<br />R&D<br />Testing<br />Evaluation<br />Commercialization<br />Operations & Maintenance<br />Purchase of Products and Services<br />…so you can participate.<br />4<br />08.04.2010<br />Procurement 101<br />
  5. 5. Need or Requirement<br />Someone somewhere in the federal sector said, “I have a problem with X and I need it fixed.”Common identified and cataloged “fixes” or solutions (products and services)…to the Extraordinary Future<br />5<br />08.04.2010<br />Procurement 101<br />Meals Ready to Eat<br />Sandbags for flood control<br />Aircraft Bearings<br />R&D to develop a new counter <br />IED (Improvised Explosive <br />Device) technology<br />prosthetic RDT&E <br />(Research Development <br />Test & Evaluation)<br />Information Technology<br />Antibody Delivery Method<br />
  6. 6. Why Worry About the Requirement?<br />It is Easier to Push or Pull When You Know Where You’re Going<br />Requirements have merit and interest to GSP clients dependent on the product or solution they provide.<br />The task at GSP is to identify the groupwithin the federal sector with a requirement that can be met by procuring our clients products or services as the solution.<br />6<br />08.04.2010<br />Procurement 101<br />
  7. 7. Sounds Simple!<br />7<br />08.04.2010<br />Procurement 101<br />Sounds Very Simple and Uncomplicated……Just Watch Fed Biz Ops<br />There is more to it than that!Below are three questions that add levels of complexity to selling to the Federal government.<br />Does the entity (agency or program) with the requirement have the dollars (budget) to procure? <br />Does it have the right color of money to procure the solution at its current level of development? <br />What is the procurement instrument under which the requiring group can purchase?<br />
  8. 8. 1. Have the dollars (budget) to procure?<br />The cycle to get ready for this budget begins much early in the 2nd quarter (January through March) of the previous fiscal year (2QFY09 for example for the FY10 spending)As the money moves through agencies to those that will actually contract and procure, specific amounts are placed against projects and programs. Since the budget cycle began over 12 or 18 months ago priorities may have changed and funding levels on specific projects and programs may be different from those budgeted earlier. Part of the service that GSP provides is identifying the budgets, the flow of money from those budgets as it moves through agencies, and identifying specific funded projects and programs that can benefit from the use of our client’s products and services to meet their requirements. <br />8<br />08.04.2010<br />Procurement 101<br />Nov<br />Feb<br />Jan<br />Dec<br />Oct<br />$<br />$<br />$<br />Mar<br />Requirements Cycle<br />Requirements Cycle<br />Requirements Cycle<br />$<br />$<br />Apr<br />Sept<br />May<br />Jun<br />Jul<br />Aug<br />
  9. 9. 2. Current level of development?<br />9<br />08.04.2010<br />Procurement 101<br />Operations & Maintenance <br />$78,634,289,000<br />$78,634,289,000<br />$185,701,135,000<br />
  10. 10. 3. What is the procurement instrument?<br />10<br />08.04.2010<br />Procurement 101<br />SBIR<br />Prime Vendor<br />DODGARS<br />Med/ Surg<br />idiq<br />Pharma<br />Set aside<br />Equip<br />Sole Source<br />STTR<br />Full & Open<br />DLA<br />DAPA<br />E-mall<br />GSA<br />GSA<br />GSA<br />GSA<br />GSA<br />GSA<br />GSA<br />GSA<br />GSA<br />GSA<br />…<br />
  11. 11. Expanded Reach<br />11<br />08.04.2010<br />Procurement 101<br />
  12. 12. On-Ramp with GSP<br />Identifying the On-Ramp to federal dollars and other non-diluted dollars<br />Each group may do it differently<br />Entities within a group may do it differently<br />It’s a continuous process of discovery because things change!<br />12<br />08.04.2010<br />Procurement 101<br />