Accession Number : AD0688999

Title :   INTERACTION OF PROCUREMENT DECISIONS IN WEAPON SYSTEM ACQUISITION PROJECTS.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Hall, George R.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : System acquisition programs can be divided into stages separated by points where major decisions or sets of decisions are made. Specific sequences of procurement decisions are referred to here as a procurement strategy. Various different procurement strategies applied to systems acquisition programs are examined. Their merits, limitations and conditions for application are outlined. Selection of a strategy based on the specific characteristics of each separate program is discussed. In particular, the need to evaluate the costs and benefits associated with each specific application of the alternative strategies is emphasized. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEAPON SYSTEMS, GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT), (*GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, DECISION MAKING), CONTRACTS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, COSTS, SCHEDULING.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE