Accession Number : ADA327133

Title :   Affect of Contractor's Estimating System Deficiencies and Disapprovals on DoD Procuring Contracting Officers.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Crow, Dwin C.

PDF Url : ADA327133

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : Contractor estimating systems that produce reliable proposals are a key safeguard for the Government to obtain fair and reasonable contract prices for goods and services. Government Administrative Contracting Officers (ACO), with the help of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), are responsible for determining the adequacy of contractor's estimating systems. If a DCAA audit finds estimating systems deficiencies, the ACO may take several actions including disapproving the contractor's system, in part or in whole. The process of formal disapproval and deficiencies resolution is a series of contractor written responses, corrective action plans and ACO evaluations. This process can take years before a final determination is made. This thesis will focus on how the Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO) obtains the information about deficiencies or disapproval and what actions he/she takes to insure the Government is receiving a fair and reasonable price for the goods and services it buys.

Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, *COST ESTIMATES, *CONTRACT PROPOSALS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, CONTRACTS, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, CONTRACTORS, THESES, COST MODELS, VALUE, FEDERAL LAW, BARGAINING, AUDITING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE