- MICC Army Knowledge Online (AKO) Portal
MICC uses AKO to communicate and interact with our Army customers and others with an AKO account. MICC leverages AKO's capabilities as we support the war fighter throughout the ARFORGEN cycle. MICC utilizes AKO internally to provide policy, tools, templates, and training to MICC personnel across the enterprise. AKO is MICC's primary internal communication/collaboration tool and content repository. The advantage of AKO is that it may be accessed anywhere an AKO account holder has internet access (with or without a CAC) and targets a fairly large audience. Each MICC subordinate command and office will have an AKO presence, subordinate to MICC's AKO homepage.
- MICC Social Networking
- MICC milBook: milBook is an initiative to connect people across the AKO/DKO community. milBook acts as a central hub for networking workforce professionals with others of similar interests, much like the popular social media sites. Users have the ability to share information through group blogs, discussions and private wiki documents allowing secure communities of interest to grow and connect with others across the greater military community.*Page access is protected so entry is upon request and approval by site administrators.
- MICC milWiki: milWiki is a Knowledge Management tool used by the AKO/DKO community. From the Hawaiian word for "fast," a wiki is a Web site that is editable by anyone who can access it. It is a powerful tool and a living knowledge bank where experts are encouraged to contribute their experience and knowledge and update the information as it happens. It allows users to integrate and interlink knowledge into topical-based articles and collaborate on issues up to and including UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO documentation. milWiki's goal is to capture the intellectual property of the AKO/DKO community and allow users to easily locate and expand upon that knowledge through community updates.
- FPDS: Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation
- PCF: Paperless Contract Files (CAC Login Required)
- SPS Web (Standard Procurment Systems- Army Enclave at ALTESS) (CAC Login Required)
- VCE: Virtual Contracting Enterprise
- Virtual Contracting Enterprise's COR Module: This is the COR module of the Virtual Contracting Enterprise. This module allows for the development of a web-based COR nomination package and subsequent appointment against an Army issued contract as well as the development and maintenance of an online COR file.
- CPARS (Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System) : CPARS hosts a suite of web-enabled applications that are used to document contractor and grantee performance information that is required by Federal Regulations.
- SAM.gov : To ensure open transparency with competition, Army contract requirements are advertised on SAM.gov. You can refer to the site for contract opportunities specific to your industry not only with the Army but all federal entities. It is the official U.S. government website to solicit, receive and manage federal awards including sources sought synopsis, request for information, pre-solicitation and solicitation notices, sole source justifications and other notices.
- GFEBS contract payments : General Fund Enterprise Business System is a web-based enterprise resource planning system for the U.S. Army.
- SBA SubNet : Search Contracting Opportunities with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
- DAU: The Defense Acquisition University virtual campus is a Department of Defense resource that supports the acquisition, technology and logistics workforce access to certification training and continuous learning.
- DAG: The Defense Acquisition Guidebook serves as an acquisition policy and discretionary best practice guide for government employees.
- DPC: Defense Pricing and Contracting is responsible for all pricing, contracting and procurement policy matters, including e-Business, in the Department of Defense.
- OUSD(A&S): The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment provides a defense-wide adaptive acquisition framework from need identification to disposal.
- NAIS: The NASA Acquisition Internet Services site provides industry links to reference information such as regulations, clauses, provisions, handbooks and guidance documents. NAIS also provides industry a central location to find each NASA field center's procurement home page. Additionally, NAIS provides NASA procurement professionals with a suite of procurement tools for internal use.
- IAE: Acquisition Central is hosted by Integrated Acquisition Environment, the e-Gov Initiative that is streamlining the federal acquisition process. From the website, you can learn about regulations, systems, resources, opportunities, and training. It contains vast resources of information available on many aspects of federal procurement, with additional links to several websites.
OTHER CONTRACTING LINKS
- ABILITYONE (formerly Javits-Wagner-O'Day Program)
A federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other severe disabilities find employment by working for nonprofit agencies that sell products and/or services to the U.S. government. With a national network of 600 non-profit agencies, AbilityOne is the largest source of employment for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities in the United States. The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled maintains a procurement List of products and services which have been placed in the AbilityOne Program, as referenced in FAR Subparts 8.0 and 8.7. Once a product or service is on the procurement List, the Government must buy it from the organization designated by the Committee until the government no longer has requirements for that item, or until a nonprofit agency employing people with severe disabilities can no longer furnish that item.
AbilityOne DOD OR AbilityOne
- National Industries for the Blind (NIB)
NIB enhances the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment.
- NISH (Brand Name) Formerly called National Industries for the Severely Handicapped
NISH provides technical assistance to non-Profit Agencies, Community Rehabilitation Programs, and workshops interested in obtaining federal service contracts under the AbilityOne Program.
- UNICOR (or Federal Prison Industries)
Federal Prison Industries employs and provides skills training to the greatest practicable number of inmates confined within the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Supplies manufactured and services performed by FPI are listed in the FPI Schedule (FAR Subpart 8.6).