Accession Number : ADA130449

Title :   Award of a Navy Contract to Overhaul the U.S.S. HENRY B. WILSON (DDG-7).

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROCUREMENT LOGISTICS AND READINESS DIV

PDF Url : ADA130449

Report Date : 10 Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : In March 1982, the Navy awarded a contract to overhaul a San Diego-based ship in Portland, Oregon. The award was made to the contractor who had the highest estimated cost proposal of four competing shipyards. GAO found that the Navy decided that evaluation criteria other than cost were more important in this award and that the winning shipyard's offer was rated superior by a selection panel over the other offers. Moreover, the selection of the geographical area of the solicitation was a departure from the Navy's policy of repairing ships in their home ports. A joint decision by the Secretary of the Navy and other high-ranking navy officials, made prior to the initiation of the solicitation process, to solicit the award on a coastwide rather than a home port basis was responsible for not following the Navy's home port repair policy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Contract administration, Maintenance management, Decision making, Navy, Requirements, Cost estimates, Guided missile ships, Destroyers, Repair, Policies, Shipyards, Allocations

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE