Multiyear Subcontractor Selection Criteria Analysis.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Multiyear procurement MYP has been sited as an acquisition strategy used to check undesirable defense industry trends such as declining productivity, increasing weapon system costs, and declining subcontractor industrial base. The Department of Defense DOD has developed criteria for selecting prime contractors for MYP contracts, but no formal selection criteria have been established for selecting MYP subcontractors. The research objectives were to 1 determine the extent that MYP contracts are used for DOD programs, 2 determine the contract and subcontractor characteristics associated with the use of MYP subcontracts, and 3 determine the selection criteria that contractors consider important when contemplating the placement of MYP subcontracts with subcontractors. Comparative analyses were performed on the rankings of 23 MYP selection criteria. The research findings were 1 MYP is not extensively used for DOD programs, 2 a common set of MYP contract and subcontractor characteristics were identified, and 3 an overall ranking of 23 MYP selection criteria for consideration in placing future MYP subcontracts was developed.
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