Accession Number : ADA202144


Title :   The Influence of the Competition in Contracting Act on the Volume of Competitive Prime Contract Awards for Major Hard Goods and Non-Major Hard Goods Purchased by the Department of Defense


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Personal Author(s) : Peterson, Blair A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a202144.pdf


Report Date : 16 Nov 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 361


Abstract : This study investigated whether or not changes have occurred in the volume of competitive, noncompetitive, and follow-on prime contract awards made by the Department of Defense (DOD), since the implementation of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) of 1984. The research design used was a case study of archival data involving all of the DOD prime contract awards made between fiscal years 1966 and 1987, inclusively. The data consisted of nearly five million individual procurement actions, which collectively had a total value in excess of $1.4 trillion. Awards classified as small purchases were not included in the research population. The dependent variables were the levels (percentages) of competitive, noncompetitive, and follow-on prime contract awards for major and non-major hard goods, measured in terms of both dollar awards and procurement actions. The independent variable was the implementation of CICA, which became effective on April 1, 1985. Statistical tests for differences between the pre- and post-CICA levels of the dependent variables were conducted to determine if significant changes had occurred in the post-CICA award data. (SDW)


Descriptors :   *CONTRACTS , *PROCUREMENT , STATISTICAL DATA , AWARDS , POPULATION , VARIABLES , ARCHIVES , STATISTICAL TESTS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , THESES


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE