The Contractual Implications of the Design-to-Cost Concept.
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON D C
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The report analyzes and presents conclusions and 12 recommendations on application of the design-to-cost concept from the contracting and procurement viewpoint. A primary conclusion was that design-to-cost does not require the use of any unique contracting techniques. A short chapter on the concept noted that design-to-cost is really a change in emphasis rather than a radical change in procurement philosophy. The relationship between design-to-cost and a number of topics were explored. The more significant relationships discussed included the statement of acquisition parameters, the type of contract to be used, the flexibility of contractingprogram authority, life cycle costing, the imposition of military standards, the need for regulatory changes, the role of competition, the criteria for application, participation of the using commands and agencies, and contractor motivation. Author
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies