Accession Number : ADA112307

Title :   An Analysis of the Acquisition Process at the End of the Fiscal Year.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Dyer,Melda F G

PDF Url : ADA112307

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : Each year over one hundred billion dollars is spent by the federal government to acquire needed goods and services. Of those funds the largest quarterly amount obligated occurs during the last quarter of the fiscal year. This thesis addresses the question of what the Department of Defense contracting officer can do within existing guidelines to facilitate the acquisition of needed items and services at the end of the year. This thesis analyzes year end spending at selected commands within the Department of Defense. The commands included are a supply center, two research facilities, two training facilities, and one operational air facility. Practical suggestions are offered and recommendations are made for managing the process to insure the effective and efficient use of funds. Specific recommendations address: complexity of acquisition guidance, use of requisition priorities, procurement planning, reinforcing employee behavior, and the need for and use of acquisition support equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *FEDERAL BUDGETS, *ACQUISITION, *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, PROCUREMENT, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, FEDERAL LAW, CONTRACT PROPOSALS, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE