Preaward Evaluation and Responsibility Determination of Foreign Contractors.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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International procurement in an important and complex aspect of defense acquisition. In fiscal year 1987 more than 3.8 billion in DOD contracts and subcontracts were awarded to foreign contractors. Adequate preaward evaluation of foreign contractors is essential to ensure price reasonableness and successful completion of the contract. This thesis identifies and examines the special considerations and unique problems in evaluating and determining responsibility of foreign contractors. Research data were obtained through interviews with corporate procurement managers and DOD contracting officers and program managers. The thesis provides useful guidance for contracting officers and program managers engaged in international acquisition and faced with evaluating foreign contractors.
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