Before starting with the CATS+ TORFP Template, agencies should engage in business need discussions among management, the agency business unit, IT staff, and procurement office. Agencies should gather pertinent documentation, e.g., SDLC documents, agency policies, business procedures, industry information, other agency input, and system documentation. These activities will help generate sufficient documentation of requirements for the TORFP.
Note that Business Services often entail external applications and handling of agency information. Accordingly, the TORFP should include thorough requirements on confidentiality, system security, data security, disaster recovery, and ownership rights. Certain Business Services also may require project management as noted the guidance below. Questions about developing a TORFP may be referred to the DoIT Procurement Office at email@example.com.
Below are recommended best practices to help ensure a quality TORFP and timely release. This information is advisory only, some elements may not apply to specific TORFPs.
Requirements Checklist (some may not apply to the specific TORFP):
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