When procuring items the MOD is subject to the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR).
This paper introduces COEIA and the DSPCR, and discusses some of the implications raised in considering the requirements of both processes.
It then goes on to suggest a number of strategies for combining information from COEIA and DSPCR award criteria to enable the production of a coherent business case.
“A Combined Operational Effectiveness Investment Appraisal (COEIA) must be considered for projects that may affect the Operational Effectiveness (OE) of the MOD.
The OE of the MOD is affected by the introduction of new systems or ways of working. OE is a formal measure of the ability of the MOD to conduct its business.
Investment Appraisal (IA) is a formal measure of the costs involved.
COEIA is often used to describe the process of determining the OE and IA, and also the output of the process at various stages in the procurement lifecycle.
It may not be necessary for a project team to produce a COEIA where they are replacing an existing capability with a like for like alternative…”
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