System Acquisition Engineering (OA7201)


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OA7201 Aims

  • OA7201-AI: Specify and develop the critical skills to assure “best price” and “best contract” for an acquisition.
  • OA7201-A2: Specify and develop the critical skills to design and organize technical sustainability of system.
  • OA7201-A3: Specify and develop the critical skills to define and organize ILS (Integrated Logistic Support).

OA7201 Learning Outcomes

  • OA7201-LO1: Review and analyse tools to engineer system acquisition at the strategic level of contracting authority (project executive).
  • OA7201-LO2: Critically analyse tools to plan and manage configuration.
  • OA7201-LO3: Critically analyse non functional (RAMS - Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) requirements, and related ILS (Integrated Logistic Support).

OA7201 Module Content

  • OA7201-C1: Configuration planning for system acquisition
    • Professional practices to integrate project WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) with system PBS (Product Breakdown Structure) and ABS (Assembly Breakdown Structure).
    • Presentations, labs and preparation of independent study for system and project engineering integration.
  • OA7201-C2: Configuration management for systems
    • Professional practices to integrate version plan for configuration items.
    • Design and construction of configuration plans integrated with version plan of configuration items.
    • Critical configuration review to assure sustainability of system.
    • Presentations, labs and preparation of independent study for system configuration plan.
  • OA7201-C3: System supportProfessional practices to organise system maintenance and user support.
    • Design and construction of document management (during entire lifetime) to assure maintainability.
    • Presentations, labs and preparation of independent study to design support organization.
  • OA7201-C4: System support requirements
    • Critical review to integrate functional requirement thresholds.
    • Professional practices to determine uptimes and downtimes. Expression of required means for uptimes and downtimes.
    • Critical analysis of Mean Time Between Failures to assure system reliability. Failure rate and key models to build system reliability.
    • Professional practices to identify and to define system availability (related conventions).
    • Critical analysis of redundancies to increase availability of a system.
    • Presentations, labs and preparation of independent study of Support Requirements.
  • OA7201-C5: Integrated Logistic Support (ILS)
    • Critical review of workflow for repairable units (RU) and not repairable unit (NRU): related analysis of unit stocks.
    • Professional practices to relate quantification of stocks and maintainability requirements.
    • Professional practices to analyze system maintainability and Mean Time To Repair.
    • Critical analysis of testability of system related to maintainability, and eventually to cost of maintenance.Presentations, labs and preparation of independent study of ILS.
  • OA7201-C6: Acquisition process
    • Review of European standard for public acquisition: Contract Notice, Expression Of Interest (EOI), Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ), Invitation To Tenders (ITT), Award of Contract.
    • Professional practices to determine lowest price (Consideration of Total Cost of Ownership - TCO).
    • Critical review of award criteria, as well as weighting system, to determine best price.
    • Presentations, labs and preparation of independent study of acquisition process criteria
  • OA7201-C7: Acquisition contract negotiation
    • Critical review of contract provisions: schedule, delivery, price, payment conditions, customer undertakings, testing, acceptance and transfer of title and risks.
    • Presentations, labs and preparation of independent study of acquisition contract main articles.
  • OA7201-C8: Acquisition contract management
    • Critical review of contract annexes, conflict resolution, “force majeure” and other contract limits.
    • Presentations, labs and preparation of independent study of acquisition contract.