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CMMI for Acquisition, Version 1.2

November 2007 Technical Report
CMMI Product Team

The CMMI-ACQ model provides guidance for the application of CMMI best practices by the acquirer.


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CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) is a model that provides guidance to acquisition organizations for initiating and managing the acquisition of products and services. The model focuses on acquirer processes and integrates bodies of knowledge that are essential for successful acquisitions CMMI-ACQ provides an opportunity for acquisition organizations

  • to avoid or eliminate barriers and problems in the acquisition process through improved operational efficiencies
  • to initiate and manage a process for acquiring products and services, including solicitations, supplier sourcing, supplier agreement development and award, and supplier capability management
  • 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