Government Management of Contractor Submission of Value Engineering Change Proposals.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The purpose of this thesis is to determine how the Department of Defense value engineering policies and processing procedures affect a contractors motivation to submit value engineering change proposals. A comparative analysis of the DOD Value Engineering Program with private industrys value analysis program and also an examination of how the Hughes Aircraft Company has used the DOD Value Engineering Program, resulted in three conclusions. The first conclusion is that the incentives offered by the DOD Value Engineering Program have been found by private industry to be ineffective in attracting supplier participation in value analysis. The second conclusion is that delays in incorporating the VECP in the end-item significantly reduces a contractors motivation to submit future VECPs. The third conclusion is that the contractors perception of the government buying activitys willingness to fairly evaluate VECPS is the most significant influence on a contractors motivation to submit VECPs. Author
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