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1 GSA Expo 2009 Major Acquisition Overview Katherine Autry International Space Station Procurement Office NASA

2 Agenda Introduction Define Major Acquisitions Steps for Successful Management Roles and Responsibilities Conclusion

3 Vision for Space Exploration Complete the ISS Safely fly the Space Shuttle until 2010 Develop and fly the Orion Vehicle no later than 2014 Return to the Moon by 2020 Extend human presence across the Solar system and beyond Implement a sustained and affordable human and robotic program Develop innovative support technologies, knowledge, and Infrastructures Promote commercial and international participation

4 Orion Project NASA’s Next Human Spacecraft: Ares I (CLV) Orion (CEV)

5 Commercial Resupply Contracts (CRS)  End-to-end resupply services to deliver cargo to the ISS including vehicle and cargo integration (12/23/2008 – 12/31/2015) Orbital Sciences Cygnus Taurus II Space Exploration Technologies Dragon Falcon 9

6 Define “major acquisition” Identify successful management steps Define Roles and Responsibilities: Who are the key players? Major Acquisitions Learning Objectives

7 “Major System Acquisition” (NASA-Style) Category 1 – Nuclear power – Human space flight – Project LCC greater than $1 Billion Category 2 – LCC between $250M and $1B – High priority projects, LCC < $250M Category 3 – Remaining projects Definition of “Major Acquisition” is relative, depending on agency mission and budget.

8 Unique Aspects – Major System Acquisition Performance based solicitations: Describe mission capability in generic terms (no specific systems) Identify schedule/cost/capability objectives, known constraints Require use of Earned Value Management System Do not mandate or reference Government specs/standards Specific contract phasing coincides with major program/project phases: – Concept exploration – Demonstration – Full-scale development – Full production Beyond this broad guidance, the FAR is silent other than to require agency heads to develop their own procedures.

9 Orion - Phased Acquisition Using Progressive Competition (FAR Part 34, NASA FAR Supplement 1852.217-72) Down-selection strategy, phased acquisition Single solicitation is issued for all phases of the program Initial phase contracts are awarded Contractors for subsequent phases are chosen through “down-selection” from the preceding phase Orion Phased Down-select Procedure Progressively fewer contracts are awarded in each phase until a single contractor is chosen for the final phase

10 Learning Objectives Define “major acquisition” Identify successful management steps Define Roles and Responsibilities

11 Key Decision Points FORMULATION IMPLEMENTATION Major Reviews 1 2 3 4 5 Operations Pre-Program AcquisitionProgram Acquisition Program System Requirements/ Definition Reviews Preliminary Design Review Critical Design Review Systems Integration Review Flight Readiness Review Operational Readiness Review Post Launch Assessment Review Program Status Review ASP ASM PSM Pre-Program Acquisition Program AcquisitionOperations Closeout/ Decommission Acquisition Strategy and Planning is integral to Program Management and is owned by key decision makers. Program Evaluation JICB Acquisition Steps to Ensure Agency Commitment to Programs/Projects

12 Focus on Life Cycle Costs Requirements Concept of operations Share information with industry ASAP Issue guidance on industry communication (Down select process) Manage organizational conflicts of interest Use Technical Resources Proposal Volume Additional Lessons Learned

13 Learning Objectives Define “major acquisition” Identify successful management steps Define Roles and Responsibilities: Who are the key players?

14 Unique Roles and Responsibilities FAR Part 34: Program Manager is responsible for development of acquisition strategy for major systems acquisitions Agency head must reaffirm mission objective and ongoing need, approve any contracts for full production Courtesy Cal Tech

15 SIMULATION, ISS ASSEMBLY

16 Conclusion http://imedia.ksc.nasa.gov/index1.htmlhttp://imedia.ksc.nasa.gov/index1.html Interactive Simulations Http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/index.htmlHttp://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/index.html Multimedia NASA missions http://www.nasaimages.org/http://www.nasaimages.org/ NASA images and video

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18 Backup

19 ISS Assembly Complete FY2010 ISS End of Life FY2015 Commercial NASA Programs and Projects

20 Major Acquisition Approaches ContractOrionCRS (x2) FAR Reference Part 34, Major Systems Acquisitions Part 12, Commercial Acquisitions NASA FAR Suppl. Special Contracting Methods Acquisition of Commercial Items Mission Scope* Exploration LEO, Moon, Mars, and… Transportation Service LEO (ISS resupply) Contract Type CPAF, CPIF, FPIF (multi-phase) IDIQ FFP IDIQ (milestone driven) *LEO = Low Earth Orbit


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