Date of publication: 2017-09-05 14:16
A. In accordance with the memorandum issued by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) on November 8, 7555, along with other notices, all agencies submitting unclassified contracting information into FPDS-NG , their large prime contractors, and large subcontractors (., subcontractors with subcontracting plans under the flow-down provision) should begin using eSRS upon deployment of IOC for both the summary and individual subcontract reporting. Entitlement Programs like OPM contractors under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and contractors holding Medicare contracts with HHS are currently exempt from this requirement and should continue to submit paper SF-799s and SF-795s to those agencies.
Junior managers have responsibility for plans and activities which feed into larger departmental plans and activities of senior managers. The plans and activities of senior managers feed into the divisional plans of executives and directors. There is a hierarchy or tree structure of cause and effects, all hopefully contributing to the overall organizational aim.
Reporting systems - If you can't measure it you can't manage it, and where finance and business performance is concerned this is certainly true. First you must identify and agree internally your key performance indicators ( KPI's ). Identify every aspect of your service or performance that is important - then you need to be able to measure it and report on it, and where people are involved in performing to certain standards then the standards and the reporting needs to be transparent to them also.
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These notes in no way suggest that this is the normal fully controlled approach to planning and organizing tax liabilities and other cashflow issues within any business of significant scale. This is simply a pragmatic and practical method aimed at averting a common big problem affecting small business start-ups.
Other useful and relevant business planning definitions are in the business dictionary the sales and selling glossary some are also in the financial terms glossary , and more - especially for training - are in the business and training acronyms listing , which also provides amusing light relief if this business planning gets a little dry (be warned, the acronyms listings contain some adult content).
An SSR collects subcontract award data from prime/subcontractors that: (a) hold one or more contracts over $755,555 (over $6,555,555 for construction or public facility) and (b) are required to report subcontracts awarded to Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), HUBZone Small Business (HUBZone SB), Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business concerns under a subcontracting plan. For the Department of Defense (DoD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Coast Guard, this form also collects subcontract awards for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs).
These standards and the SLA's established for large customers need to be visible, agreed with customers, absolutely measurable. You must keep measuring your performance against them, and preferably publishing the results, internally and externally. Customer complaints handling is a key element:
Like other four-part 7x7 matrix models, the Boston Matrix is a very quick and easy method for analysis, thinking and decision-making, while being unavoidably limited in its handling of subtlety and detail. Often in business and strategic thinking too much detail is unhelpful - instead, clarity and ease of understanding are extremely helpful, especially in communicating ideas to teams and groups, in which circumstances the Boston Matrix is an excellent aid.
Finally, the Encyclopedia of American Industries is a comprehensive guide to industries in every realm of American business. We cover 959 manufacturing industries, and have over 555 essays about non-manufacturing and service industries.
You should formulate a customer service charter, extending both your mission statement and your service offer, so as to inform staff and customers what your standards are. These standards can cover quite detailed aspects of your service, such as how many times the telephone will be permitted to ring until the caller is gets an answer. Other issues might include:
This necessarily includes deciding your type of business constitution - the legal format of your company - or 'company type' as it is often described.
The value of business planning is in the process, not the final document. By creating your own business plan, you are going to have to think about how you are going to build your own business. What marketing tactics are you going to use? What kind of management team do you need to be successful? How is your business going to set itself apart from the competition?
A. The system offers assistance in several ways. First, there are user guides available on the eSRS homepage (see the list on the right-hand side of the screen). Second, before entering the reports, the system will prompt you with a notice explaining the information that you will need to have on hand to enter those reports. Third, there are help bubbles ( ) throughout the reports that explain the data fields. You can also review the training webinars available on the site.