Accession Number : ADA135638

Title :   Multiyear Subcontractor Selection Criteria Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Gray,D L ; Sanders,L W

PDF Url : ADA135638

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 206

Abstract : Multiyear procurement (MYP) has been sited as an acquisition strategy used to check undesirable defense industry trends such as declining productivity, increasing weapon system costs, and declining subcontractor industrial base. The Department of Defense (DOD) has developed criteria for selecting prime contractors for MYP contracts, but no formal selection criteria have been established for selecting MYP subcontractors. The research objectives were to: (1) determine the extent that MYP contracts are used for DOD programs, (2) determine the contract and subcontractor characteristics associated with the use of MYP subcontracts, and (3) determine the selection criteria that contractors consider important when contemplating the placement of MYP subcontracts with subcontractors. Comparative analyses were performed on the rankings of 23 MYP selection criteria. The research findings were: (1) MYP is not extensively used for DOD programs, (2) a common set of MYP contract and subcontractor characteristics were identified, and (3) an overall ranking of 23 MYP selection criteria for consideration in placing future MYP subcontracts was developed.

Descriptors :   *Government procurement, *Contract administration, *Contracts, Acquisition, Strategy, Department of Defense, Industries, Personnel, Selection, Standards, Ranking, Decision making, Productivity, Weapon systems, Costs, Requirements, Research management, Data acquisition, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE