Accession Number:

ADA028956

Title:

Participation in Source Selection - A Case Study.

Descriptive Note:

Student study rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the study is to describe the source selection process used in the acquisition of an air traffic control training system. The initial portion of the study discusses the history of the program in terms of the generation of the requirement document by the operational command and the assignment of the program to one of the acquisition agencies of the Air Force. The report then considers the preparation of the various documentation such as specifications, data requirements, management and source selection plans, and a request for proposal. The majority of the study describes the difficulties encountered during the source selection process. Several conclusions and recommendations are presented as to how the process can be made more efficient and less time consuming. Among the recommendations made are that the guiding regulations for a source selection of this type need to provide a better description of the deficiency reporting process and how to reconcile wide differences in proposed costs when offerors have submitted proposals which have been ranked of equal technical acceptability.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE