Date of Award
Master of Science
Richard L'Heureux, PhD
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.
DTIC Accession Number
Bock, Jason J., "A Study of the Impact of Acquisition Reforms on Pre-Award Solicitations" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 6256.