Acquisition Management

Incorporating a Life-Cycle and Performance-Oriented, Best-Value Approach for Effective Business Solutions

Supporting the Federal Civilian, Intelligence and Defense acquisition markets, we follow a performance based, life cycle approach, mapping your requirements to strategic organizational outcomes, mission, goals and objectives.

Catapult Consultants is a minority owned firm that provides cutting-edge acquisition, financial, program and IT service to the federal government. We provide an exceptional cadre of acquisition, contracting and procurement specialists, coupled with a responsive management organization.

Experienced Personnel

Catapult consists of the highest, technically-qualified personnel with proven backgrounds in providing outstanding past performance and quality service to the Federal Government. Catapult’s acquisition professionals have served as hands-on, working members of various Federal executive, middle-management, and professional staff teams assisting them through their complex acquisitions.

In addition, we have authored several articles and briefed senior procurement executives on acquisition reform and presented applicable concepts to senior federal officials at numerous conferences and symposiums. We are actively involved in numerous acquisition organizations.

Procurement and Contracting

Adhering to Federal Acquisition and agency regulations, Catapult contract specialists quickly and accurately source, evaluate and award agency procurements. Our personnel are experienced on a myriad of procurement systems and adapt quickly to any federal procurement environment. Our services include:

  • Drafting performance based acquisitions
  • Conducting market research
  • Performing pre-award, award and post award support
  • Conducting source selection assistance
  • Performing contract management suppor

Program Management Support

Keenly combining people, process, and technology, Catapult delivers program management solutions for your technology, business, systems and enterprise needs. We specialize in formulating nation-wide Integrated Product Teams (IPT) to mitigate your risks and ensure your costs are on target, schedules are met, and performance exceeds expectations. Our program management services include:

  • Formulating and facilitating IPTs
  • Performance Management
  • Organizational Change
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facilitation
  • Management Support
  • Program Integration

A&E and Construction Contracting

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act relieves the nation from the current state of economic distress and to create jobs. The allocation of funds within the Stimulus clearly demonstrates the growth potential for federal construction contracts: nearly 40%, or $311 billion, of the total amount is allocated to federal appropriations, with an estimated $131 billion going toward federal construction projects. Catapult’s contracting professionals specialize on construction and A&E contracting possessing experience within DOD, GSA PBS, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Acquisition Re-engineering

The acquisition reform revolution has been taking place since Vice President Gore initiated his re-inventing government project in 1993. Federal agencies initiated their own unique answer to acquisition reform, incorporating a combination of methods including traditional acquisitions, business process reengineering, best practices, benchmarking, and team building. Project managers and contracting officers can most successfully implement acquisition reform by using a well-defined process and team approach as follows:

    • Careful, up-front planning is critical to acquisition reform.
    • A structured team approach is the cornerstone in organization streamlining.

However, there is no single set of rules or solutions when streamlining an organization. Each action requires separate and distinct solutions to help ensure successful change management in acquisition reform thereby ensuring an effective business solution for your organization.

Management Programs

Management of your Acquisition, Business, and Training programs in an ever evolving and dynamic acquisition environment is becoming a greater challenge with the downsizing of the acquisition workforce. As a result of this downsizing, greater emphasis is placed on operational programs and less emphasis on management. However, this lack of emphasis on the acquisition environment has reached a point where operational support, in some agencies, is impacted. Our management support assists in developing, implementing, and tracking enterprise-level acquisition and contracting programs including but not limited to:

  • Strategic sourcing
  • Acquisition reform
  • Best practices
  • Audit, policy and oversight support
  • COTR training and assistance
  • Risk mitigation; and
  • Performance based service acquisitions

Regulatory Compliance

Despite an emphasis on business acumen and decision-making within the acquisition workforce and contracting process, the acquisition community continues to be overburdened with audits, IG inspections, internal reviews, emphasis on regulatory compliance, and unending legislative changes. Catapult’s acquisition services includes support to any agency to ensure regulatory and policy compliance with the Stimulus Spending Bill, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), OMB Circulars, Agency acquisition regulations, and internal operating procedures.

Experience

Catapult Consultants provides an exceptional cadre of acquisition, contracting and procurement specialists, coupled with a responsive management organization. Catapult consists of the highest, technically-qualified personnel with proven backgrounds in providing outstanding past performance and quality service to the Federal Government. Catapult’s acquisition professionals have served as hands-on, working member of various Federal executive, middle management, and professional staff teams assisting them through their complex acquisitions. In addition, we have authored several articles and briefed senior procurement executives on acquisition reform and presented applicable concepts to senior federal officials at numerous conferences and symposiums. We are actively involved in numerous acquisition organizations including the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Defense Acquisition University (DAU), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), and Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA).

Procurement and Contracting Support

  • Performance Based Acquisitions
  • Market Research
  • Source Selection
  • Contract Award
  • Contract Management

DOD 5000 Program Support

  • JCIDS-Based Requirements Development
  • Acquisition Milestone Documentation
  • Earned Value Management
  • PMO Support
Acquisition Management Support:

  • Acquisition Planning
  • Acquisition Reform Including Best Practices
  • Acquisition-Focused Risk Mitigation Analyses
  • Construction Contracting and A&E Design Support