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Groundbreaking Best-Practices Model for Acquiring IT & Technical Products and Services

November 2007 Audio
CMMI Product Team

Listen to the news conference held in Detroit on 11/7/2007 on the formal unveiling of the CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ), a comprehensive best-practices model designed to specifically ensure quality outcomes between acquirers and suppliers.


Software Engineering Institute

Please note that current and future CMMI research, training, and information has been transitioned to the CMMI Institute, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University.


The new CMMI-ACQ model provides an opportunity for acquisition and outsourcing organizations:

  • to avoid or eliminate barriers and problems in the acquisition process through improved operational efficiencies;
  • to initiate and manage a process for acquiring of products and services including solicitations, supplier sourcing, supplier agreement development and award, and supplier capability management; and
  • to utilize a common language for both acquirers and suppliers so that quality solutions are delivered more quickly and at a lower cost with the most appropriate technology.

SEI Director and Chief Executive Officer Paul Nielsen states that the inclusion of CMMI-ACQ into the SEI's already robust CMMI Product Suite addresses an ever-growing demand for a much-needed standard in government and commercial acquisition practices.