Accession Number : ADA319528

Title :   A Study of the Impact of Acquisition Reforms on Pre-Award Solicitations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Bock, Jason J.

PDF Url : ADA319528

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to develop insights into the impact acquisition reforms have had on pre-award solicitations. The changing nature of the marketplace and the reduction in the size of the defense budget has brought about a series of sweeping acquisition changes that include the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) and Lighting Bolt initiatives. A qualitative analysis of six cases and interviews of people actively involved in the solicitation process revealed acquisition reform benefits: increased performance, cost savings, and reduced acquisition time. These benefits were achieved through the use of performance-based contracting and adaptation of several commercial business practices. Performance-based contracting was not found to affect the level of competition for solicitations.

Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMMERCE, COMPETITION, MARKET RESEARCH, IMPACT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, SPECIFICATIONS, CONTRACTORS, THESES, REDUCTION, TIME, COSTS, CASE STUDIES, QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS, BENEFITS, SAVINGS, CONTRACT PROPOSALS, MILITARY BUDGETS, AWARDS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE