CAPDL (Combined Arms Products for Distributed Learning) is the third TRADOC distributed learning contract vehicle for U.S. Army training. The CAPDL was awarded in December 2011 and will expand upon the capability of previous contract vehicles. Proposals from eight Prime contractors qualifying as Small Business, 8(a) set-aside business, were accepted and comprise the resources at our disposal to execute the TCM-TADLP mission.
CAPDL Supports The Army Learning Model
This new contract supports the Army Learning Model, a learner-centric environment, and provides Army agencies the flexibility to use changing and emerging technology to meet their distributed learning (DL) training development objectives and requirements. Army agencies can procure a broad range of content, multimedia elements and targeted training and educational products using this contract. Proponents can request content, animations, or 3D modeling, for example, to complement any in-house production. Products supporting mobile technology can also be requested through the CAPDL.
CAPDL Requires Specific Reports and Surveillance
The CAPDL is a service contract requiring specific reporting and surveillance requirements. Proponents will appoint an Alternate Contracting Officer Representative (A-COR) or Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE) to perform oversight of each CAPDL Task Order. A requirement of a service contract is to develop a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). Properly managed, a QASP will hold the contractor accountable for quality control and will encourage the contractor to take appropriate steps to improve quality. The A-CORs or QAEs will report to the TCM-TADLP CORs who will evaluate the reporting and performance and authorize payments to the appropriate contractor. The COR will develop a monthly schedule of surveillance activities based on the Performance Standards as outlined in the Performance Requirements Summary of each Task Order.
CAPDL became available 2nd QTR FY12
The CAPDL became available 2nd QTR FY12. This vehicle requires a level of oversight at the TCM-TADLP level and at the proponent level. That oversight is required by the conditions of the contract and is a necessary requirement for anyone using the CAPDL. The CAPDL is the vehicle to empower proponents to build DL content specific to their individual requirements.
For more information and considerations for use of the CAPDL contract vehicle, visit Before Nomination.
CAPDL Ordering Guide
The CAPDL Ordering Guide provides information primarily intended for proponents and other requesting activities on DL product development using the CAPDL contract vehicle.
CAPDL Ordering Guide (.DOC)