A Pivotal Success: Acquisition Support for DoJ
The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) faced a challenging operational environment, including increased workloads, decreased professional staff, complex regulatory guidance, and increased size, scale, cost, and impact of mission-critical acquisitions. OJP sought to leverage strategic sourcing to improve operations and reduce total ownership costs.
OJP engaged Pivotal to better understand the value and potential approaches to strategic sourcing, including : understanding the potential for savings with a high degree of certainty; Devising sourcing approaches to demonstrate substantial savings ; improving OJP procurement processes and practices, including transferring strategic sourcing knowledge to OJP staff.
Pivotal and OJP identified two initial candidates for strategic sourcing: Help Desk and Enterprise Operations at the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and the training and technical assistance (TTA) efforts for Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Office of Victims of Crime Center (OVC TTAC). Pivotal provided comprehensive acquisition support for theses procurements including market research, solicitation/PWS development, and source selection support. These contracts were awarded on schedule, without protest, and yielded over $25M in cost savings over a five year period.