Accession Number : ADP002837

Title :   Selection of Multiple Sources in Weapon Systems Acquisition,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hargrove,J. W. , Jr

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Discussion of source selection and evaluation techniques usually focus on selection of a single source to fulfill the government's weapon systems acquisition requirements. There are numerous instances when selection of multiple sources is an objective. The additional requirement to select multiple sources can greatly complicate the source selection process. Two major source selections conducted by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the Fast Logistic Ship SL-7 conversion (TAKRX) program and the Maritime Prepositioning Ship (TAKX) program illustrate techniques for selection of multiple sources in a highly complex situation. This paper discusses the significantly different procedures used in these two programs and identifies lessons learned. Selection of multiple sources requires considerable forethought to identify complicating factors and possible variations. Control of the number of variables is necessary to ensure a manageable process. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, DECISION MAKING, WEAPON SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE