Acquisition Advisory & Assistance Services

The complexity of today’s systems makes effectively managing acquisition programs one of the most daunting challenges government agencies face. Our experienced staff have comprehensive experience in Federal acquisition and large program acquisition strategies.

Our expertise cuts across government and industry, so we provide government leaders with unique insights and have worked in all phases of the acquisition lifecycle – from acquisition planning, market analysis and requirements management through RFP development, source selection, price analysis, earned value management, award, and post-award administration to ensure the best products and services are offered to our customers. Our AA&A Services include:

Pre-solicitation Acquisition Support

The rapid pace of innovation in IT, ongoing fiscal constraints and the dynamic regulatory environment, all contribute to the pressures of choosing the right acquisition strategy. Effective pre-acquisition planning is the key to a successful acquisition.  Arena staff are experts at crafting solicitations using innovative acquisition approaches to reduce time to award while reducing acquisition costs.  Arena’s trained staff provide support in the development of requirements and business cases needed to validate the acquisition plan.  As a part of this service, our staff plan and perform market analyses and independent cost assessments to evaluate and capture industry best practices and identify necessary resources to acquire needed products and services.   We are experts in developing comprehensive acquisition artifacts which foster the release of comprehensive solicitation packages, thorough proposal evaluation, and successful award.

Solicitation and Evaluation Support

Arena provides full source selection support to ensure competitive, negotiated contracting is performed to select the proposal expected to result in the best value to the Government.  Our expertise in developing and coordinating a comprehensive source selection plan and schedule as well as establishing appropriate evaluation criteria is critical to ensuring the process is well understood by both the potential offerors and the government evaluation team.  As trusted advisors, our staff assists in the development of the technical portions of source selection plans and in the technical evaluation of bidders all while maintaining the integrity of the procurement in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Also experts in the area of cost assessment, our staff can augment the government in assessing the realism, reasonableness and completeness of bidder proposals to minimize risk and ensure best value is considered.

Post-Award Support

After contract award, Arena becomes the government’s strategic partner for driving innovation and improvements to mission performance outcomes. This part of the process involves two key areas: administering contract requirements and managing the relationships and expectations of both the contractor and customer for meeting the contract terms and achieving the required mission performance results and efficiencies.

End-to-End Acquisition Process Support

In today’s dynamic and budget-constrained environment, our customers are increasingly in need of end-to-end acquisition support from requirements development through acquisition award and ongoing management of major programs.  Arena is an established leader in assisting our government clients to best achieve their acquisition and program goals.  In short, we help our clients successfully award, manage, and closeout their contracts — a life cycle approach — from beginning to end.

Our acquisition experts have decades of acquisition experience and bring practical understanding of how to plan and execute effective acquisition strategies that achieve agency objectives. We enable agencies to get the requirements right at the beginning of the acquisition process and establish effective monitoring techniques to ensure programmatic success.