Accession Number : ADA260622


Title :   Purchasing and Contracting at Marine Corps Air Stations: A Case Study Analysis


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Herrera, Eugene A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260622.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : Current directives require purchasing and contracting responsibilities for Marine Corps Air Stations be conducted under the cognizance of the Naval Supply Systems Command. Several MCAS's are geographically much closer to Marine Corps Base purchasing support and are more disposed to utilize the services of the local Marine procurement office rather than traveling to a distant location for support by the Navy Field Contracting System. The thesis provides the reader with an evaluation of the current situation of Navy procurement support for Marine Corps Air Stations. This relationship is codified in appropriate instructions and orders from both Services. Current procedure, authorized by Headquarters Marine Corps, allows some deviation to occur from established guidelines and directives, resulting in an uneven purchasing and contracting policy for Marine Corps Air Stations. The thesis examines alternatives to current procedure for accomplishing MCAS purchasing and contracting. Finally, alternatives are proposed, taking into account the current political and technological environment as well as the potential benefit to the Navy and Marine Corps. These alternatives describe pro-active strategic planning in addressing this issue.


Descriptors :   *MARINE CORPS , *CONTRACTS , *NAVY , *PROCUREMENT , STATIONS , INSTRUCTIONS , BENEFITS , SUPPLIES , PLANNING , THESES , POLICIES , ENVIRONMENTS


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE