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Business[edit | edit source]

Acquisition

[i]ncludes all stages of the process of acquiring property or services, beginning with the process for determining the need for the property or services and ending with contract completion and closeout.[1]

Evidence law[edit | edit source]

Acquisition is

the process of imaging or otherwise obtaining information from a digital device and its peripheral equipment and media.[2]
[a] process by which digital evidence is duplicated, copied, or imaged.[3]

U.S. government[edit | edit source]

Acquisition is

[t]he acquiring by contract with appropriated funds supplies or services (including construction) by and for the use of the Federal Government through purchase or lease, whether the supplies or services are already in existence or must be created, developed, demonstrated, and evaluated. Acquisition begins at the point when agency needs are established and includes the description of requirements to satisfy agency needs, solicitation and selection of sources, award of contracts, contract financing, contract performance, contract administration, and those technical and management functions directly related to the process of fulfilling agency needs by contract.[4]
(A) means the process of acquiring, with appropriated funds, by contract for purchase or lease, property or services (including construction) that support the missions and goals of an executive agency, from the point at which the requirements of the executive agency are established in consultation with the chief acquisition officer of the executive agency; and
(B) includes —
(i) the process of acquiring property or services that are already in existence, or that must be created, developed, demonstrated, and evaluated;
(ii) the description of requirements to satisfy agency needs;
(iii) solicitation and selection of sources;
(iv) award of contracts;
(v) contract performance;
(vi) contract financing;
(vii) management and measurement of contract performance through final delivery and payment; and
(viii) technical and management functions directly related to the process of fulfilling agency requirements by contract.[5]

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