Mission and Installation Contracting Command acquisition professionals work in concert with a number of federal procurement systems and organizations to execute contracts in support of Soldiers and their families.
MICC Army Knowledge Online Portal: MICC uses AKO to communicate and interact with our Army customers and others with an AKO account. MICC leverages AKO's capabilities as we support the warfighter. MICC utilizes AKO internally to provide policy, tools, templates and training to MICC personnel across the enterprise. AKO is the MICC's primary internal communication/collaboration tool and content repository. The advantage of AKO is that it may be accessed anywhere an AKO account holder has internet access, with or without a Common Access Card, and targets a fairly large audience. Each MICC subordinate command and office will have an AKO presence, subordinate to the MICC's AKO homepage.
Army Contract Writing System: The ACWS provides a single enterprise contract writing and management system to obtain business process efficiencies; supports compliance with the Federal Financial Management Act of 1996; integrates with existing enterprise resource planning solutions; and decreases the number of complex interfaces while fostering audit readiness.
Paperless Contract File: PCF is a secure web-based application designed and certified to store official contract files, as required per FAR Subpart 4.8, in an electronic centralized depository.
Standard Procurement Systems-Army Enclave at ALTESS: The Army Standard Procurement System desk officer helps the field with issues or problems as the first level of customer support.
Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services: ALTESS is a premier technology service provider that delivers military-strength data security, innovative solutions and a best-in-class customer support experience to enable mission readiness and success for the most critical applications.
Virtual Contracting Enterprise: The VCE is a suite of web-based contracting tools used in the performance of acquiring supplies and services for the U.S. Army.
CPARS: Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System hosts a suite of web-enabled applications that are used to document contractor and grantee performance information that is required by Federal regulations.
SAM.gov: To ensure open transparency with competition, Army contract requirements are advertised on SAM.gov. You can refer to the site for contract opportunities specific to your industry not only with the Army but all federal entities. It is the official U.S. government website to solicit, receive and manage federal awards including sources sought synopsis, request for information, pre-solicitation and solicitation notices, sole source justifications and other notices. On April 26, 2021, the beta.SAM.gov site will undergo a redesign and renaming in anticipation of the May 24, 2021, merger of the current beta.SAM.gov and SAM.gov websites into the consolidated SAM.gov environment. A side-by-side comparison of the changes can be viewed in this video.
GFEBS contract payments: General Fund Enterprise Business System is a web-based enterprise resource planning system for the U.S. Army.
SBA SubNet: Search Contracting Opportunities with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
DAU Training: The Defense Acquisition University virtual campus is a Department of Defense resource that supports the acquisition, technology and logistics workforce access to certification training and continuous learning.
Defense Acquisition Guidebook: The DAG serves as an acquisition policy and discretionary best practice guide for government employees.
Defense Pricing and Contracting: DPC is responsible for all pricing, contracting and procurement policy matters, including e-Business, in the Department of Defense.
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment: OUSD(A&S) provides a defense-wide adaptive acquisition framework from need identification to disposal.
NASA Acquisition Internet Services: The NAIS site provides industry links to reference information such as regulations, clauses, provisions, handbooks and guidance documents. NAIS also provides industry a central location to find each NASA field center's procurement home page. Additionally, NAIS provides NASA procurement professionals with a suite of procurement tools for internal use.
Integrated Acquisition Environment: Acquisition Central is hosted by Integrated Acquisition Environment, the e-Gov Initiative that is streamlining the federal acquisition process. From the website, you can learn about regulations, systems, resources, opportunities, and training. It contains vast resources of information available on many aspects of federal procurement, with additional links to several websites.
AbilityOne (formerly Javits-Wagner-O'Day Program): A federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other severe disabilities find employment by working for nonprofit agencies that sell products and/or services to the U.S. government. With a national network of 600 non-profit agencies, AbilityOne is the largest source of employment for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities in the United States. The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled maintains a procurement List of products and services which have been placed in the AbilityOne Program, as referenced in FAR Subparts 8.0 and 8.7. Once a product or service is on the procurement List, the Government must buy it from the organization designated by the Committee until the government no longer has requirements for that item, or until a nonprofit agency employing people with severe disabilities can no longer furnish that item.
National Industries for the Blind: The NIB enhances the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment.
NISH: Formerly called National Industries for the Severely Handicapped, the NISH provides technical assistance to nonprofit agencies, community rehabilitation programs, and workshops interested in obtaining federal service contracts under the AbilityOne Program.
UNICOR: Federal Prison Industries employs and provides skills training to the greatest practicable number of inmates confined within the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Supplies manufactured and services performed by FPI are listed in the FPI Schedule (FAR Subpart 8.6).