Accession Number : ADA320307

Title :   Improving Equipment Procurement Response Times at the Defense Commissary Agency.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Hazan, Robert I. ; Batt, Gary T.

PDF Url : ADA320307

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) seeks to reduce procurement response times for commissary operating equipment. In one DeCA region, more than 40 percent of FY94 requisitions were not filled within six months; supply sources were unable to fulfill commitments to provide contracting support, which resulted in the expiration of funds; and selected equipment was inappropriate for its intended use. To reduce its equipment procurement response times, we recommend DeCA use customer value contracting (CVC), a Defense General Supply Center program that enables customers to select commercial equipment by make and model; and micropurchasing, a provision of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994, to purchase equipment and supplies costing less than $2,100 using a government purchase card. We also recommend DeCA increase its use of East Service Center's requirements-type contracts (RTCs). To implement these methods, we recommend that DeCA conduct a test of the CVC method, develop systems to govern the use of micropurchasing, develop forecasts for equipment requirements in support of CVC and RTCs, ensure access to the Defense Automated Addressing System and Standard Automated Material Management System, and develop criteria for assessing benefits and costs associated with the proposed procurement methods.

Descriptors :   *RESPONSE, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *TIME STUDIES, REQUIREMENTS, SOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY FACILITIES, AUTOMATION, ACQUISITION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COSTS, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, SYSTEMS APPROACH, SUPPLIES, CARDS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE