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Report of the Acquisition Advisory Panel to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the United States Congress (January 2007)

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Technical Report

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Acquisition Advisory Panel Washington United States

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The federal government is the single largest buyer in the world. Each year federal agencies spend nearly 400 billion a year for a range of goods and services to meet their mission needs. Some acquisitions are highly specializedadvanced fighter jets, precision munitions, nuclear submarinesfor which there is no non-governmental or commercial demand. Other goods and services are readily available and purchased from the commercial marketplace. From laptop computers and off-the-shelf software to information technology IT consulting services, software development, and engineering services, federal agencies rely upon common commercial goods and services to conduct their business. In addition, commercial products may be modified to meet government needs. In all of these circumstances government acquisition process intersects with the private sector and the federal government can benefit from knowing how commercial buyers approach the acquisition process.

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  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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