The Results Driven Program directly supports performance based contracting initiatives per Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Subpart 37.6 - Performance-Based Acquisition.
Guaranteed Results can be used to support sole source acquisitions, however IPC favors open competitions. Please be sure to specify guaranteed cost-savings and measurable results before compensation in the RFP. The publicly available white paper below can help decision makers ensure that their investment returns the best value for the government.
Guaranteed results tied to acceptance criteria per contract. The Results Driven Program creates a blueprint for performance based contracting, in direct support of the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA).
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This subpart prescribes policies and procedures for acquiring services using performance-based acquisition methods.
(a) Solicitations may use either a performance work statement or a statement of objectives (see 37.602).
(b) Performance-based contracts for services shall include-
(1) A performance work statement (PWS);
(2) Measurable performance standards (i.e., in terms of quality, timeliness, quantity, etc.) and the method of assessing contractor performance against performance standards; and RDP is based on this
(3) Performance incentives where appropriate. When used, the performance incentives shall correspond to the performance standards set forth in the contract (see 16.402-2).
(c) See 12.102(g) for the use of part 12 procedures for performance-based acquisitions.
37.602 Performance work statement.
(a) A Performance work statement (PWS) may be prepared by the Government or result from a Statement of objectives (SOO) prepared by the Government where the offeror proposes the PWS.
See PWS Provided in RDP Template Library
(b) Agencies shall, to the maximum extent practicable-
(1) Describe the work in terms of the required results rather than either “how” the work is to be accomplished or the number of hours to be provided (see 11.002(a)(2) and 11.101);
RDP sets very specific criteria for measurable results.
(2) Enable assessment of work performance against measurable performance standards; Assessments based on independently verifyable, quantative measures.
(3) Rely on the use of measurable performance standards and financial incentives in a competitive environment to encourage competitors to develop and institute innovative and cost-effective methods of performing the work. IPC humbly requests commands to acquire guaranteed results tied to measurable performance standards, rather than traditional "equipment/thing" focused acquisitions.
(c) Offerors use the SOO to develop the PWS; however, the SOO does not become part of the contract. The SOO shall, at a minimum, include-
(2) Scope or mission;
(3) Period and place of performance;
(5) Performance objectives, i.e., required results; and
(6) Any operating constraints.
See PWS Provided in RDP Template Library
37.603 Performance standards.
(a) Performance standards establish the performance level required by the Government to meet the contract requirements. The standards shall be measurable and structured to permit an assessment of the contractor’s performance.
(b) When offerors propose performance standards in response to a SOO, agencies shall evaluate the proposed standards to determine if they meet agency needs.
37.604 Quality assurance surveillance plans.
Requirements for quality assurance and quality assurance surveillance plans are in subpart 46.4 . The Government may either prepare the quality assurance surveillance plan or require the offerors to submit a proposed quality assurance surveillance plan for the Government’s consideration in development of the Government’s plan.
See Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan Provided in RDP Template Library
RDP Document & Template Library (Coming March 2021)
RDP White Paper (doc)
Publicly available white paper with subject of the training support package RDP and results based adaptive programs.
Template PWS (doc)
Template Performance Work Statement
Measurement & Reporting Template (xls)
Spreadsheet to facilitate ongoing performance measurement per
Quality assurance surveillance plan (QASP) Template (Doc)