I just posted an article about the use of CorasWorks to enhance a large Contract/Program Management system to support the CDRL deliverable process. This was a custom enhancement to their post-award Program Management system. It is a broad and big system. However, many of our customers using the CorasWorks IDIQ Task Order Management solution also require this capability within a more specific scope.
The capability to programmatically interact with Customers for CDRLs and other purposes could be part of a corporate system. However, usually this concern rests with Program Managers that are managing a specific IDIQ program. They are fully responsible for the whole life cycle of the IDIQ and Task Orders from winning the task order through delivery and task order completion. So, they often want this capability for just their IDIQ.
As part of the Task Order post-award work, the Program Manager or designee often has to provide CDRL deliverables or other information for a customer of the Task Order. In addition, the Program Manager needs to provide CDRLs or other information to the Contracting Officer for the IDIQ.
This CDRL deliverable capability is just an extension to the basic IDIQ Task Order Management system. It is usually implemented in a similar way to which we implement the Partner Portal and Partner Work Consoles. The main work process is very similar to that described in the article above.
A good way to think of how you are working is the metaphor of an airplane. Your CorasWorks IDIQ Vehicle Management site is the middle of the airplane (the fuselage). On one side you have your Teaming Partners (a wing). On the other side, you are now adding a wing for your Customers to interact with you. Working in this way you are able to manage the work in one place and interact with your Teaming Partners and Customers. They have there place to go to See, Contribute, and Act with information that you determine. You have the ability to control the flow from one place.
It is a better way to fly…