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									Software Acquisition and Acceptance Testing Policy
This document outlines the requirements for the acquisition and acceptance testing of software. This document includes planning for and conducting evaluations of: (i) the software and, (ii) all necessary documentation and related activities. Planning for and conducting the follow-up activities necessary to assure timely and effective resolution of problems will also be outlined.

Scope
This policy applies to all software and support systems acquired or developed internally by [company name], as well as any software and support systems acquired, or developed by, an external corporate entity that subsequently merged with [company name].

Referenced Documents
Document Number [insert doc. number] [insert doc. Number] Document Details [company name] Security Policy [company name] Privacy Policy

Responsibility for Policy Compliance
[Insert eligible employees(s)/office/position here] are assigned to ensure compliance with this software acquisition and acceptance testing policy, and will be provided with all resources, responsibility, authority, and organizational freedom to permit objective evaluations. They will also be empowered to initiate and verify corrective measures that are deemed essential.

Identifying Software to Acquire
Employees may send informal recommendations to [insert eligible employee(s) here] if they identify software that fulfills a departmental or corporate need. The [insert eligible employee(s) here] is free to decline request for the suggested software for implementation if: 1. The requirements gathering documentation listed in the Referenced Documents Section has been co
								
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