Accession Number:

ADA091232

Title:

Reasons for Letter Contracts.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY PROCUREMENT RESEARCH OFFICE FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The study objectives were to determine factors in the establishment of requirements, contract administrative leadtime and acquisition planning that lead to the use of letters contracts and recommend any necessary changes to current policy and procedures for the use of letter contracts. The authors reviewed current policy, selected review and analysed pre-award letter contract files, and interviewed contracting policy and operations and requirement personnel at selected Us Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command Major Subordinate Commands. Both official and unofficial reasons for letter contracts and techniques for the improvement of letter contract use were identified. A letter contract is an essential option available to the contracting officer in selection of the method to achieve a two party agreement and immediate commencement of work for supplies and services for the national defense. Other findings, conclusions and recommendations are provided in the study. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE