Quantified Perception Analysis
United States Coast Guard
Blueprint for Continuous Improvement Strategic Plan
October 2010/Version 5.0
CG-9 – Acquisition Directorate
Are you tracking U.S. Coast Guard programs for bidding? If you are, you should be familiar with the “Blueprint,” prepared four years ago by the Acquisition Directorate (CG-9).
Although dated, and probably due for a revision soon, the Blueprint provides insight into what the USCG acquisition directorate is looking for in their procurements.
Performance and accountability are the consistent, pervasive themes of the Blueprint. Understanding and respecting this emphasis will help you in successfully bidding of Coast Guard procurements.
The USCG Blueprint is of the usual government document profile, ESTJ, but somewhat higher in each of the four vectors than is typical for an average acquisition document. This means that USCG blueprint is more emphatic, more tangible, more intellectual, and more structured that most solicitations, which is unusual for a planning and strategy document. Quantified Perception interprets this to be an indicator that USCG is (or was, in 2010) making a significant statement internally and externally that the approach and methodology of the Blueprint represents a real change that will not be dismissed lightly.
Blueprint for Continuous Improvement