ASI: Helping our Partners Achieve Mission
ASI Government has proven the ability to rapidly recover unused funds, identify real savings, stretch existing funds, and increase return on our clients’ investments to make an immediate impact on their operations in this fiscal year.
Here are some examples:
- For a Defense Intelligence client, ASI developed an acquisition strategy that enabled a $2 billion reduction in the overall cost of global services this agency provides to federal clients. By assessing outdated acquisition approaches and recommending and implementing alternative strategies that met all requirements, leveraged competition, and employed new vehicles and contract types, ASI helped this client realize $1.1 billion in savings on the very first task order awarded on the new contract. Independently verified total savings have grown to more than $2 billion with each of the additional 13 awards made in the last two years.
- For a civilian client in the National Financial Sector, ASI used VAO guides, templates, and checklists in closing out 1,500 contracts, freeing up $14M+ in current year funding that was then made available for core mission advancement.
- During the fourth quarter of 2012, ASI helped its National Security client process more than $20M in open de-obligation requests. ASI drafted and finalized the de-obligation policy and all associated documentation, freeing more than $5.5M in current and no-year funding that was re-applied to other mission-essential requirements.
- The use of ASI’s Tailored Acquisition PortalTM by an Intelligence Community client provides acquisition professionals with process-based tracking, instruction, examples, and templates that enable them to monitor progress and learn while doing and to reduce processing and training time by up to 30%.
- In support of a National Security client, ASI employed Lean Process Re-Engineering techniques to achieve a 55% reduction in the processing requirements and cycle time for recapturing funds through close-out of obligated contracts, enabling one group within the organization to recover $380,000 in the third quarter of FY12 and creating a repeatable process the entire organization is now using to maximize funds recovery.
- ASI is working with dozens of government agencies to improve integration of program management, contracting, finance, IT, and human capital to make the end-to-end acquisition process the primary tool in significantly reducing lifecycle costs. Our research shows that this “bridge the gap” approach has the potential to cut procurement time and costs by up to 50%, but the greater impact comes from a 30-40% reduction in the lifecycle costs of multi-billion dollar programs.
Strategy & Organizational Performance
- ASI’s 332-hour acquisition and PM curriculum (provided to more than 11,000 classroom students across Government) enables us to build customized learning solutions up to 40% faster and for as much as 50% less than other vendors.
- ASI has built more than 115 customized training solutions for more than 20 clients; our standardized processes offer our clients the benefits of quality, consistency, efficiency, and risk reduction.
- Use of our 85-module Applied Learning Online offering for Acquisition and Program Management training has enabled our Government clients to reduce the average cost of each Continuous Learning Point (CLP) from $40 to as little as $5.
- ASI provides an across-the-board review of existing and proposed contracts to assess clients’ enterprise spending behavior and identify opportunities for applying the guidance of the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) in reducing overall costs. Using a share-in-savings approach that rewards the effectiveness of our performance in finding funds for our clients, ASI works to maximize efficiencies by leveraging the organization’s buying power.