Accession Number : ADA118011

Title :   Guidelines for the Application of Competition.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY PROCUREMENT RESEARCH OFFICE FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Williams,William B

PDF Url : ADA118011

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : Competition has been hailed by virtually every corner of the public and private sectors as a motivation for efficient and effective cost and technical performance. In the field of acquisition competition is acknowledged as a powerful force that will result in the attainment of optimal bids and proposals from the market place. Many studies of competition have been conducted in recent years. Yet there has been no attempt within the Army to consolidate the results into a cohesive picture of competition. A need exists for a single document that describes the current status of price competition efforts within the Army and the Department of Defense. The purpose of this study was to develop a guide on production competition which could be used by acquisition personnel responsible for formulating competition strategies. The specific objectives were to describe the conceptual background of competition, to explain the types of competition, to examine the factors which affect competition, to describe the methods commonly employed to achieve competition, and to provide guidelines for the application of the methods.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *ARMY PROCUREMENT, *ACQUISITION, *STANDARDS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, CONTRACT PROPOSALS, CONTRACTS, STRATEGY, COST ANALYSIS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, SAVINGS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE