Accession Number : AD0777457

Title :   The Contractual Implications of the Design-to-Cost Concept.

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The report analyzes and presents conclusions and 12 recommendations on application of the design-to-cost concept from the contracting and procurement viewpoint. A primary conclusion was that design-to-cost does not require the use of any unique contracting techniques. A short chapter on the concept noted that design-to-cost is really a change in emphasis rather than a radical change in procurement philosophy. The relationship between design-to-cost and a number of topics were explored. The more significant relationships discussed included the statement of acquisition parameters, the type of contract to be used, the flexibility of contracting/program authority, life cycle costing, the imposition of military standards, the need for regulatory changes, the role of competition, the criteria for application, participation of the using commands and agencies, and contractor motivation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY EQUIPMENT, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, COST ANALYSIS, CONTRACTS, SCHEDULING, LIFE CYCLES, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE