Purchasing and Faciliities Plan
This document focuses on the physical hardware and facilities needed for the solution and the process for acquisition. This document contains sections that outline the process for acquiring durable goods and outlines options for fulfillment in order to decrease overall costs. It also provides facilities specifications (such as workstations to be built, server rooms to be expanded, bandwidth to be increased). This information is developed by analyzing the Functional Specification and the Current State Infrastructure Assessment document.
Purchasing specifications developed early in the process ensure that there is sufficient time for the approval process and that vendors have sufficient time to deliver hardware so as not to impact the schedule. This is true for facilities specifications as well – facilities can be prepared in anticipation of the time they will be required. This plan also assists program management and stakeholders to better estimate the cost of a solution by providing infrastructure information that is included in the budget plan.
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