NAWCTSD’s acquisition process can be identified by three primary phases; these are:

  1. Requirements Analysis
  2. Acquisition
  3. Support

The acquisition process at NAWCTSD begins with the receipt of a requirement. The requirement can come from many sources. These include: Initial Capabilities Document, Capability Development Document, Capability Production Document, Navy Training Plan, existing curriculum, and many others. That requirement is then categorized as a particular type of work such as new training system procurement, device modification, services, life cycle support, or front end analysis. We then conduct market research, further document the requirement based on the market research, make a commerciality determination, and then propose the acquisition strategy to procure the requirement. Depending on the scope of the program, the following steps will then occur:

  • Develop an acquisition package to include the Request For Proposals (RFP)
  • Evaluate proposals
  • Award contract
  • Conduct design reviews
  • Conduct acceptance testing
  • Establish Ready for Training and Initial Operational Capability
  • Conduct interim and long term life cycle support

Click on Defense Acquisition Guidebook for more information.

If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail at Business Support Team.