An Assessment of Department of Defense Qualified Products Lists.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis surveys the Qualified Products Lists QPL program. It provides an introduction to standardization and specification by giving their definitions and explaining their role in the government acquisition process. The Defense Standardization and Specification Program is briefly outlined to provide a framework of understanding of the context in which the QPL process works. The intended application of the prequalification process is covered along with a history of the QPL program. Summaries of two prior studies on the effectiveness of the QPL program are discussed. Included also is testimony from the Hearings before the Senate Committee on small business in 1984 concerning competition for parts procurement. Interview comments obtained from vendors and contractors dealing in the electronic business sector are compiled with their suggestions pertaining to the QPL process. The last chapter contains analyses of the previous studies contrasted to research conducted, recommendations for program improvement and conclusions. Author Theses.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Economics and Cost Analysis