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UNITED STATES ARMY

ERP SERVICES SUPPORT

CHALLENGE

As the Army’s Defense Business Systems (DBS) Enterprise Resource System (ERP) programs matured, the Army required acquisition and contracting expertise to revise its acquisition strategy including creating a vision for its future contracts for systems integration support.

ACTION

SERVICES PROVIDED

ZYGOS provided the Army ERP programs with acquisition planning and support services, which started with the development of an Integrated Project Team (IPT) Charter and continued by following and documenting each step in the DoD Seven-Step Framework for a Services Acquisition.

 

ZYGOS aided our client with tools, techniques, methodologies, and hands-on support to develop a Market Research Report and an Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-directed Business Case and Analysis of Contracting Alternatives. ZYGOS’ subject matter experts were integrally involved in development of the Acquisition Strategy and Acquisition Requirements Package documents to include participation in the Service Acquisition Workshop (SAW) and utilization of the Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT).

 

To further a better buying power culture, ZYGOS provided advice and recommendations on strategic sourcing, reducing indirect costs, increasing utilization of small business, maximizing competition, shortening award and task order cycle times, and centralizing contract planning and administration.

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Acquisition Planning

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Analysis of Alternatives

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Market Research

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Business Case Analysis

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Support Services

RESULT

ZYGOS support enabled the Army to enact a successful acquisition strategy that combined support from both Large and Small Business systems integrators. The resulting contracts enabled the Army to provide systems integration support for its logistics and financial DBS programs.

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