Accession Number : AD0707732

Title :   EXPLORATORY STUDY OF SUBCONTRACTOR PROPOSAL COSTS.

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The study was initiated to determine whether one facet of bid and proposal effort on major weapon systems acquisition -- the submission of complex proposals by principal subcontractors to several prime contract competitors -- was unduly burdensome and costly. The primary source of information was interviews with defense industry representatives. It was found that submission of multiple proposals by major subcontractors did not appear a frequent occurrence. Subcontractors, however, who did submit multiple proposals found their efforts characterized by peak demands for technical talent and overhead funds.

Descriptors :   (*DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, LOGISTICS), (*CONTRACTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS), WEAPON SYSTEMS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, PROBLEM SOLVING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE