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Step Four - Requirements Definition

Requirements Definition, Step Four of the Service Acquisition process, is the most important and perhaps the hardest step because it captures all aspects of the requirement you want to put on the contract.  During this phase you will complete your risk analysis, Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGE), and requirements document.  The Requirements Roadmap tool is used to develop key documents such as your Performance Work Statement (PWS), Statement of Objectives (SOO), or Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP).

Please note, if you have not completed the first three steps of the Service Acquisition process prior to beginning Step Four, the probability of successfully developing a solid requirements document is diminished.  It is important to apply what has been learned in the first three steps to develop an effective requirements document that relates to your stakeholder needs and takes advantage of innovations in the market place. 

The following are key outcomes of the Requirements Definition Step:

To assist in your Service Acquisition Training, watch the Step Four overview video.  In addition, please visit the Video Kiosk to watch videos pertaining to writing effective Tasks and Standards.

To learn more about processes or download templates involved with Step Four, click on the SAM links below: