Competitive Sourcing Program Office

The Competitive Sourcing Program Office (CSPO) was established to oversee and manage the execution of DoDEA's Competitive Sourcing plan in accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-76, titled "Performance of Commercial Activities."

On July 11, 2008, OMB renamed the Competitive Sourcing initiative "Commercial Services Management" (CSM) to recognize that agencies improve the operation of their commercial functions using a variety of techniques. The CSM initiative would track agencies' business process reengineering (BPR) efforts which rely on disciplined management practices -- such as, the baselining of performance and cost data, and the establishment of performance agreements. This initiative does not involve public-private competitions or the potential conversion of work from the government to private sector.

Effective December 2009, legislation was passed which suspended the authority to conduct new competitions and subsequently, resulted in the cancellation of the Puerto Rico Logistics competition. CSPO does, however, have the continuing responsibility of monitoring, tracking and reporting the costs and performance of existing Most Efficient Organizations (MEOs) until the expiration of all option periods.

The CSP Office is also responsible for accomplishing the "Inherently Governmental and Commercial Activities (IGCA) Inventory" on an annual basis for submission to the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD).