Study to Enhance Subcontract Competition.
Final rept. Aug 86-Apr 87,
STRATEGICA INC WASHINGTON DC
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As was pointed out in the original proposal leading to this study, it is recognized that the Air Force subscribes to the generally accepted concept that competitive procurements result in lower costs to the Government. This view has evolved from Air Force review of program costs over past years in which it was observed that competitive proposals to the Government, in which price was a major determinant, most often reflected optimal technical excellencecost economies -- as a result of offerors effort to win the competition. Because major procurements often require skills and expertise beyond the competence of single firms, even very large ones, subcontracting for products and services is frequently required. As a result, the offerors proposal most often represents an aggregate package -- reflecting the cost of both the Prime and its subcontractors.
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