Federal Agile IT Procurement Using FAR 39.103 Modular Contracting Principles

SD Solutions whitepaper for Agile IT procurement

Synopsis: Many federal agencies are moving towards implementing Information Technology (IT) using Agile Principles from Action 15: Issue Contracting Guidance and Templates to Support Modular Development, 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management. There are several important aspects that the Government Procurement and IT Leadership teams need to consider as they plan for modular development efforts, such as whether to award to a single vendor or multiple vendors; how to ensure that there is appropriate competition at various stages in the process; how broad or specific the statements of work should be; when to use fixed-price contracts or rely on other pricing arrangements; and how to promote opportunities for small business.