Guide to Procurement of Single Connected Systems - Language for RFP Specifications and Statements of Work - An Aid to Procurement Initiators - Includes Complex, Evolving, and Multipolicy Systems [open pdf - 202KB]
The intended user of the document is the "procurement initiator," to include program managers, users, and security managers. These individuals must write the Request for Proposal (RFP), specifically Section C, the Specification and Statement of Work. Volume 1 of this guideline series discusses the responsibilities of different roles in procurement initiation. The purpose of this document is to facilitate the contracting process, to provide uniformity in competitive acquisitions, to minimize procurement cost and risk, avoid delays in the solicitation process, and to help ensure the solicitation is complete before its issuance.
NCSC Technical Report 004