US Department of Transportation (DOT) Competitively Awards Acquisiton Support Contract to Working KnowledgeCSP Team

The Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), Office of the Senior Procurement Executive (OSPE), competitively awarded a one year plus option year contract to the team of Working Knowledge CSP, Vysnova Partners, and Cadre Acquisition Group, for Acquisition Strategy Support. The successful team comprises three CVE verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). Cadre Acquisition Group is also a woman owned small business (WOSB).

The primary effort is focused on  reviewing, analyzing, and assessing the Department of Transportation’s acquisition strategy process and making recommendations that will improve the value that this critical process delivers to the Department.

Two additional tasks include: (1) developing context relevant training and (2) maintaining the currency of policies, procedures, and supporting guidance both on line and in print.

As part of this support solution, DOT will be using the “Operationalizing Learning” concept developed by the Founder of Working Knowledge CSP, Bill Kaplan, to align the acquisition strategy review process, and the ongoing execution of that process, with the training associated with the process.

The “Operationalizing Learning” concept depicted in the accompanying picture helps to ensure that the process, its execution, and any training on  the process are aligned not only to deliver a more effective acquisition strategy review process, but also to deliver a process that focuses on  ensuring that the most current practices from actual execution of the acquisition strategy review process are part of the published and taught process baseline. These effective practices will continue to form the core of the published acquisition strategy review  (standard operating) procedures.