Stuart Hazlett, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for procurement, said a new contract writing system designed to streamline the service’s contracting process will be first tested by the Army Corps of Engineers in February, the Army said Friday.
Hazlett said the Army Contract Writing System is set to replace two legacy platforms – the Standard Procurement System and the Procurement Automated Data and Document System.
“This system would not only expedite the acquisition and contracting process, but it has the ability to award and sustain those major weapons systems," he said of ACWS at an Association of the U.S. Army Hot Topic forum. "We will be able to track all of our acquisitions from a complete requirements package to award to contract closeout. It will be interoperable with our finance systems, invoicing, and payments will speed up.”
The service plans to field the ACWS to Mission and Installation Contracting Command by June once it completes the initial assessment. The system uses cloud to facilitate management and sharing of large data volumes.