Technical Data Package Improvement: Preproduction Evaluation (PPE).
ARMY PROCUREMENT RESEARCH OFFICE FORT LEE VA
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Use of an unproven Technical Data Package TDP in fixed-price production contracts for military design equipment has resulted in delays, excessive cost, and encouraged buy-ins when TDP deficiencies are subject to equitable adjustment under the Changes clause. A procurement technique known as Preproduction Evaluation PPE has been developed by the Army to avoid the undesirable consequences of errors, omissions, and discrepancies in TDPs. This study evaluates the use of the PPE concept by major subordinate commands of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. This study includes statistical data, analytical observations, and makes recommendations for standardization and continued but selective use of PPE.
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