Reports to Promote Competition.
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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We urge the introduction of a new set of reports to promote competition in contracting throughout the Department of Defense. Data for the reports come from the existing Procurement Management Reporting System, which contains detailed information on all DoD contract actions over 25,000. The reports would not only show, by purchasing activity and by type of item, how much competition was achieved they would also reveal opportunities for increase. Tests we have undertaken in cooperation with the competition advocates of the Military Departments convince us of the reports value, particularly when applied to purchasing activities that receive less scrutiny than those that purchase major weapon systems. We recommend implementation of the reports by the Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD and the Military Departments. The report programs are written for DoD-wide coverage and for use in a DoD computer facility. They are easily adapted for use by individual Military Departments, Commands, or purchasing activities. The information generated will help OSD and the Military Departments promote competition.
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