Notice ID RFI-ACT-SACT-21-86
1.1. HQ Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) announcement on behalf of the Capability Development Division.
1.2. This is a Request For Information (RFI) only. The scope of this RFI is to involve Nations and industry through collaboration, in an examination of available capabilities related to Orchestration, Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M), Analysis, Configuration and Change Management, Knowledge Integration, Requirements management, Architecture Management and Lessons Learned related tools, with a focus on technologies, products, services and all functions that could enable the planning and delivery aspects of the capability life cycle…”
“2. Vision The Information Management for Capability Delivery (IMCD) Programme will facilitate the management and exchange of authoritative, trusted information amongst NATO Enterprise stakeholders involved in the execution of effective governance, management, monitoring, and execution of common funded capability delivery, with the aim to improve the decision-making process, through a coherent DOTMLPFI1 approach…”
3.1. The IMCD programme aims to address the modern information management and information sharing challenges facing NATO’s capability development stakeholders, and in particular the exchange of authoritative, trusted information required for the effective governance, management, monitoring, and execution of common funded capability development.
3.2. The Capability Division is seeking contractor support to discover that which is immediately available, the art-of-the-possible and state-of-the-art with respect to technologies, products or services, as well as their integration, in the followings areas:
3.2.1. Orchestration: Provides the stakeholders with the ability to direct, coordinate, and monitor the execution of The Model across all programmes by facilitating the prioritization, alignment, de-confliction, coordination, and synchronization of efforts in the area of capability delivery;
3.2.2. P3M: Provide stakeholders with the ability to direct, coordinate, and monitor the execution of capability delivery across all programmes by facilitating the prioritization, alignment, de-confliction, coordination, and synchronization of efforts in the area of capability delivery through the functionalities described in annex A.
3.2.3. Analysis: The Analysis Function refers to structured qualitative and quantitative practices that identify operational needs, determine integrated DOTMLPFI solutions and inform development processes to support the efficient, effective delivery of capabilities and stakeholder value. Further details can be found in annex A.
3.2.4. Configuration and Change Management. Establishes and maintains consistency of P3M information, requirements, architectures, and lesson learned throughout the capability lifecycle by supporting the execution of configuration management (CM planning, configuration identification, configuration control (CC), configuration status accounting, and configuration verification and audit. Ensures that changes are planned, analyzed, understood, and implemented in accordance with the best practices. It supports the identification and description of the change, the analysis of the impact of it and the associated cost and benefits, its prioritization and authorization, and its implementation in a way that preserves integrity and consistency of the programme/capability configuration.
3.2.5. Knowledge Integration. Provides users the ability to capture/create information in standard, structured way, to share it and make it discoverable, to collaborate, and generate reports (including dashboards, scorecards, etc.). Furthermore, this function provides the user with the ability to aggregate report data according to configurablerules to support hierarchical reporting and data analysis and to filter and query reporting data according to customizable search criteria. The function maximizes automation of routine reports whilst allowing the users to create new custom views based on ad hoc queries.
3.2.6. Requirements management: Support the elicitation, documentation, validation, and negotiation of requirements through the entire lifecycle of the capabilities; ensure traceability among requirements (any level and type), architectures, and programmes/projects;
3.2.7. Architecture management: Enables the management of architectures across all capabilities and levels (Enterprise, Capability, and Project) in support of design and requirement definition;
3.2.8. Lesson learned: Enables identification, staffing, documentation, analysis, decision support, tracking, storage and retrieval of Lesson Learned and associated recommendations; in order to support NATO’s Managing Authorities, Advisory Bodies and Governance for the development of capabilities…”