Accession Number : AD0266524

Title :   AN EVALUATION OF HOW THE AIR FORCE CAN TAILOR ITS PROCUREMENT PRACTICES TO BEST SATISFY THE CONGRESSIONAL DESIRE FOR OPTIMUM COMPETITION

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : ROCHLIN,ARTHUR W. ; CESKY,CHARLES J.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : IN THE FORMULATION OF THE LAW WHICH PROVIDES FOR Department of Defense procurement, legislators had as their keystone consideration the concept of competition achieved principally through advertising. The contractual methodology employed has become more sophisticated; forces and influences surrounding the procurement function have become numerous and more difficult to satisfy for social, economic and technical reasons. The transition and dichotomy of Congressional reaction to these forces and influences are considered. The report summarizes pertinent statements of prominent legislators who survey this area in the light of today's environment. Since it is impossible for the writers of the law to extend themselves into the role of its execution, that responsibility is transmitted. As with any transmission of concepts there are losses between the sender and the receiver. The extent of these losses is evaluated. The history and success of the Small Business Program is reviewed with the objective of reaching an evaluation of its principal elements. The report also covers the role of Headquarters AFLC as the command organization responsible for the extension of the use of advertising in the area of replenishment spare parts and maintenance services. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, MILITARY SUPPLIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE