Accession Number : ADA100648

Title :   Contractor-Furnished Equipment versus Government-Furnished Equipment

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY PROCUREMENT RESEARCH OFFICE FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Lowe, Charles M., Jr

PDF Url : ADA100648

Report Date : MAY 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Two methods are utilized to provide the components/sub-systems for a Government contract: contractor-furnished equipment (CFE) or Government- furnished equipment (GFE). DAR 13-201 states it is the general policy of the Department of Defense that contractors will furnish all equipment required for the performance of Government contracts. However, the Government should furnish equipment to a contractor when it is determined to be in the best interest of the Government by reason of economy, standardization, the expediting of production, or other appropriate circumstances. A model is developed to assist in the analysis for a decision to use CFE or GFE. The use of structured analysis of the subjective areas involved in using either approach provides for a more defensible business decision. (Author)

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, RISK, DECISION MAKING, COST ANALYSIS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, MILITARY PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE