Step 1 – Contact the S3 Acquisitions Center (U.S. Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground) to discuss service you may need.
Step 2 – The S3 Acquisitions Center Staff will assist the customer in developing the PWS: The S3 Acquisitions Center Staff will convert the customer’s input into a legal PWS document.
Step 3 – Finalize the PWS and transfer funding: The customer provides funding that will cover the estimated cost of the contractor performance and the administrative fee for the services provided by the S3 Acquisitions Center.
Step 4 – Prepare the Acquisition Package: The S3 Acquisition Center Staff will prepare the acquisition package and send it to the Contracting Officer.
Step 5 – Participating primes submit (by posting to the IBOP) their Technical & Cost Proposals for evaluation: The customer will evaluate the technical and cost proposals received, rank order them, and send their recommendations to the S3 Acquisitions Center, which will forward them to the Contracting Officer for approval. During this evaluation period, the S3 Acquisitions Center Staff will work directly with the Contracting Officer on the customer's behalf for all queries and procurement requirements.
Step 6 – The Contracting Officer Awards the Task Order: The customer and contractor are notified of the award, copies of the task order are distributed, and performance begins.