Accession Number:

ADA184897

Title:

Performance Work Statements: Significant Problems in the Preparation Process

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

Office of Management and Budget OMB Circular A-76 establishes Federal policy concerning the performance of commercial activities CA. The provisions of Circular A-76 provide the criteria for conducting the cost comparison to determine if a CA is more economically performed by the government or private sector. The Performance Work Statement PWS provides the baseline for solicitation documents in the A-76 process. The research of this study focused on identifying problems in the preparation of the PWS. Research included review of existing guidelines and interviews of government and industry personnel involved in A-76 solicitation at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey. The study concludes that PWS preparation is beneficial to the Navy, but lack of standardization contributes to a lengthy, subjective process which inhibits full competition. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE