Platform / Solution Centric opportunities are those that involve a customized solution such as a software development effort or developing a platform such as a weapon system. In either case ARDAK will leverage the appropriate components within ARDAK’s Contract Exploitation System (ACES) so that our clients will have full visibility into the cost buildup. Consequently not only do ARDAK’s clients have an opportunity to review each detailed component of cost build up, but provide input at the cost element level, and should their opinion differ, ARDAK can quickly modify the data element, run it through ACES cost models, and provide our clients with the associated delta to the overall PTW within 24-48 hours
Initially ARDAK will develop individual Wrap Rates for each competitor prime and subcontractor, develop the BOE’s, perform Labor Category Analysis, and then apply the Fee. ALL necessary components of the ACES aforementioned IP will then be used as input into ARDAK’s Platform / Solution Centric Cost Models.
ARDAK has developed numerous Platform / Solution Centric Cost Models by leveraging individual components within ARDAK’s Contract Exploitation System (ACES) and using them as input into ARDAK’s proprietary PTW cost models. The following sampling of Platform / Solution Centric Cost Models have been developed and are continually enhanced by ARDAK:
ARDAK developed software development PTW models that take into consideration differing Software Development Methodologies (SDM) such as Waterfall, Rapid Application Development (RAD), Agile Development Methodology, DevOps Deployment, and Prototype. ARDAK’s SME’s have been responsible for the Software Architecture, Design, Development, and Management of software development efforts in excess of 1000 man years. Example of this type of analysis may be found within our commercial derivative cost model
ARDAK developed sophisticated models to calculate the costs associated with LCC/LRIP/FPR, by leveraging complex learning curve analysis coupled to ACES. An example of this analysis is shown below: