Accession Number : ADP001223

Title :   A Case History of the Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Proposed Uniform Federal Procurement System,


Personal Author(s) : Borchers,Kenneth H. ; Hood,Joseph L. ; Langenbeck,Earl H.

Report Date : SEP 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : At the request of Congress, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy of the Office of Management and Budget proposed a new uniform federal procurement system (UFPS) designed to improve the efficiency and economy of government procurement and, consequently, government operations. The potential impact of the proposed system could be enormous: federal procurement involves more than $134 billion and 18 million procurement actions each year. The proposed system has seven primary features that were expected to make it superior to the present system (status quo). These features were: improved competition; simplification; commercialization; uniform policy; system standards and control; integrated management system; and procurement executive supported by professional workforce.

Descriptors :   *Logistics support, *Government procurement, *Cost analysis, Federal budgets, History, Contract administration, Cost models, Savings, Benefits, Investments, Cost estimates, Cost overruns, Ratios, Planning programming budgeting, Management information systems, Policies, Standards, Conferencing(Communications), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE