Accession Number : ADA181096
Title : Study to Enhance Subcontract Competition.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 86-Apr 87,
Corporate Author : STRATEGICA INC WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Gorschboth,Frederick
Report Date : 21 APR 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 135
Abstract : As was pointed out in the original proposal leading to this study, it is recognized that the Air Force subscribes to the generally accepted concept that competitive procurements result in lower costs to the Government. This view has evolved from Air Force review of program costs over past years in which it was observed that competitive proposals to the Government, in which price was a major determinant, most often reflected optimal technical excellence/cost economies -- as a result of offerors' effort to win the competition. Because major procurements often require skills and expertise beyond the competence of single firms, even very large ones, subcontracting for products and services is frequently required. As a result, the offeror's proposal most often represents an aggregate package -- reflecting the cost of both the Prime and its subcontractors.
Descriptors : *CONTRACTS, *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, COSTS, LOW COSTS, CONTRACT PROPOSALS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, SKILLS
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE