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Development of a Naval Supply Systems Command Acquisition Supplement - A Business Practice Improvement

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Technical Report

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Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

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The Naval Supply Systems Command NAVSUP must streamline its method of providing acquisition-related procedures, guidance, and instructions to its contracting workforce. NAVSUPs supplemental guidance to the Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement DFARS, and Naval Marine Corps Acquisition Regulation Supplement NMCARS is currently published in 142 policy letters and 13 directives. NAVSUPs current process of providing policy and guidance via dissemination of 155 individual documents is an inefficient method of communicating contracting policy and guidance to its acquisition workforce. Consolidation and organization of the information contained in these documents into a single acquisition supplement will provide the contracting workforce with an efficient method of accessing needed information when awarding and administering contracts in support of assigned logistics support functions and acquisitions related to NAVSUPs unique contracting authorities. It will also improve the NAVSUP Contracting Management Directorates ability to efficiently communicate acquisition policy, guidance, and instructions to its acquisition workforce. This business practice improvement effort will improve communication between the NAVSUP Contracting Management Directorates policy team, decision makers and contracting workforce increase workplace productivity and provide the acquisition workforce an efficient resource for obtaining NAVSUP supplemental guidance to the FAR, DFARS, and NMCARS.

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