At Octo Consulting we believe our client's success is based on two fundamental principles which underlie our approach to Performance-based Acquisition. First, we take a lifecycle view of Performance-based Acquisition and second, we constantly consider the perspectives of the three primary stakeholders in the acquisition process; the Contracting Officer, Service Recipient, and Service Provider. Our lifecycle view recognizes that the a Contract must be designed with Administration and achievement of performance outcomes in mind and, as such, we maintain that perspective throughout the main facets of our work; Acquisition Strategy formulation, Acquisition Planning, Requirements Development, Solicitation Development, and Post-award Administration. We constantly challenge ourselves and our clients, asking whether each strategy or requirements decision will lead to a contract which can be administered effectively and which will achieve the desired outcomes. We also understand that the success of Acquisition in general, and Performance-based Acquisition in particular, is heavily dependent upon balancing the needs of all three parties; Contracting Officer, Service Recipient, and Service Provider. We understand what motivates each stakeholder and recognize that all three must be successful for the desired outcomes to be achieved.