Special Edition: Changes to Procurement Fundamentals and Planning/Strategy (Part 2 of 6)

This special edition of the State Bureau of Procurement Newsletter offers highlights and need-to-know information about the change to the new SPM Manual. This is the second part of a series of special editions that will run over the next month. In this edition we are focusing on the notable changes in policies that are now in the 100-Series (Introduction and Procurement Fundamentals) and 200-Series (Planning and Procurement Strategy). This newsletter features the most notable changes; for more information about changes made to all policies, see the SPM Reform Summary, found on the ‘Other Resources’ accordion of the new SPM website.

State Procurement Manual

Special Edition: Welcome to the New State Procurement Manual (Part 1 of 6)

On August 15, 2019, the State Bureau of Procurement published the new, revised State Procurement Manual! The new Manual features updated and recategorized policies, introduces new forms and tools, and is showcased on an updated website. While the new manual has fewer pages and sections than the old version, it retains the high standards of Wisconsin public procurement that promote competition, integrity, consistency and openness. The effective date of the new Manual is September 16, 2019. This special edition of the State Bureau of Procurement Newsletter offers highlights and need-to-know information about the change to the new Manual. This is the first of a series of special editions that will run over the next month.

Transition from DUNS Number

Before the end of 2020, organizations doing business with the government—from vendors to grantees—will have a new unique number by which they will be identified, ending use of a configuration in place for nearly 60 years.

With such a significant shift affecting so many, there are many questions still left to be answered. After an information session held in late July, the General Services Administration, which manages the entity verification system, collected and answered 105 of those questions.

Some more at https://www.nextgov.com/it-modernization/2019/09/gsa-answers-105-questions-about-transition-duns-unique-ids/159866/

Draft Version V 0.4 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

The CMMC has been in development for several months in a collaborative effort with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, Defense Industrial Base Sector Coordinating Council (DIB SCC), Office of Small Business Programs, as well as many others.

The CMMC effort has had a great deal of support from our industry associations such as the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), and the Professional Services Council (PSC) in getting the CMMC information out to the Department of Defense supply chain. We appreciate all of these efforts to secure our collective national defense.

This team has worked with the previously mentioned stakeholders to establish a robust process of collaboration to develop Draft CMMC v0.4.

The Draft CMMC v0.4 is the midpoint of development and we are requesting feedback.

The CMMC model will continue to be improved over the next several months with the collaboration of all the stakeholders with the finalization of v1.0 in January 2020.

We welcome your inputs and expect numerous comments and feedback from all stakeholders. We will take these comments into consideration as we move forward on future releases. Please understand that we may not directly address your questions and concerns with an individual written response.

We anticipate providing Draft CMMC Model v0.6 for public review in November 2019.

Please populate the comment matrix and email no later than September 25th, 2019, by 5:00pm EDT, to osd.pentagon.ousd-a-s.mbx.cmmc@mail.mil

The documents below include an overview briefing, the draft model, and a comment matrix.

LEARN MORE at https://www.acq.osd.mil/cmmc/draft.html