OMB Circular A-11, Supplement to Part 7, Capital Programming Guide

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OMB Circular A-11, Supplement to Part 7

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, Supplement to Part 7, Capital Programming Guide – dated July 2020

The OMB Circular A-11, Supplement to Part 7, Capital Programming Guide, requires agencies to use a performance-based acquisition management or earned value management system (EVMS), based on the EIA-748 EVMS Standard, to obtain timely information regarding the progress of capital investments.  Agencies are expected to achieve, on average, 90 percent of the cost, schedule and performance goals for major acquisitions.  The Guide emphasizes the asset should be justified primarily by benefit-cost analysis, including life-cycle costs; that all costs are understood in advance; and that cost, schedule, and performance goals are identified that can be measured using an EVMS. The Guide is the source for all government acquisition requirements for an EVMS. All subsequent federal and agency specific acquisition requirements reference the OMB Circular A-11.

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