Review the solicitation package with relevant stakeholders to obtain commitment to the approach.


The solicitation package is reviewed with stakeholders to ensure requirements have been accurately and sufficiently stated so that the solicitation can lead to a manageable agreement. The acquirer establishes traceability between requirements and the solicitation package. Suppliers can be included as stakeholders in the review of the solicitation package. The acquirer wants the solicitation package to attract a variety of responses and encourage competition. The acquirer also wants the solicitation package to be legally inclusive of all qualified suppliers.

Refer to the Perform Peer Reviews specific goal in the Acquisition Verification (AVER) (CMMI-ACQ) process area for more information about conducting peer reviews.

The acquirer can use standard templates and checklists to verify that the necessary components (e.g., skills, standards, verification and validation methods, measures, acceptance criteria) are covered in the solicitation package.

Refer to the Organizational Process Definition (OPD) (CMMI-ACQ) process area for more information about establishing organizational process assets.

The independent cost and schedule estimates for the supplier’s project work are reviewed.

Example Work Products

  1. Record of the reviews of the solicitation package