What is ARRT?

The Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT) is an easy-to-use program that aligns with approved acquisition processes. ARRT is a suite of Microsoft Access tools designed to support the process of writing quality acquisition documents. The program follows a simple workflow method to ensure ease of use and consistency among acquisition phases and documents. The different features of ARRT are: Requirements Definition, Cost Estimation, Evaluation Factor, and Performance Assessment.

The Requirements Definition feature deconstructs the process of writing requirements into entering information into short, simple fields. The consistency of the fields allows novice users to produce expert results and prevents writer’s block by providing a fill-in-the-blank type procedure. The feature produces a Performance Work Statement (PWS) and Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP), and additionally can create a Statement of Work (SOW) and Statement of Objectives (SOO).

The Cost Estimation feature of ARRT guides users in creating reliable requirements-based cost estimates by streamlining the estimation process for non-professional estimators and allowing the user to assign costs per requirement. This process creates a Cost Estimate sheet, an Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) document, and a document containing costs by PWS requirement.

The Evaluation Factor feature guides users in developing a Source Selection Plan (SSP) with a focus on Section M, Evaluation Factors, by providing awareness and examples of evaluation factors and simplifying the process to assign relative importance to factors. This process creates a drafted version of the SSP and a set of Technical Evaluation Plans (Evaluation Factors Outline and Evaluation Team Worksheets).

The Performance Assessment feature guides users in developing Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) inputs by creating an observation plan, making performance observations based on requirements, and grouping observations by CPARS categories and/ or date. This process creates CPARS inputs and contractor performance trends (CPARS Report, Chronological Report of Performed Assessments, Chronological History by CPARS Category, Graphical History by CPARS Category, and Upcoming Assessment list).

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