Reforming Acquisition Regulations: Revising Dollar Threshold. Part 2
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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The Final Report of the Presidents Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management the Packard Commission concluded that the legal regime for defense acquisition is today impossibly cumbersome and suggested that one cause of the complexity of the acquisition system is too many regulatory requirements pegged to dollar thresholds and at too many dollar levels. Eliminating Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR and DoD FAR Supplement DFARS requirements and raising dollar thresholds is an important element of acquisition regulatory reform. This report is a companion volume to Reforming Acquisition Regulations Revising Dollar Thresholds, Logistics Management Institute Report AL714R2, February 1988. Eighty-nine of the thresholds are based on statute. Thirty-seven thresholds should be increased and one be eliminated. We also recommended that 3 of the requirements tied to dollar thresholds be eliminated entirely, 1 studied further, and 47 remain unchanged. Seventy-four of the thresholds are imposed by the DFARS. Of these thresholds, 7 should be raised, 5 should be eliminated, 12 of the requirements tied to thresholds should be eliminated in their entirety, 4 should be studied further before a decision is made on disposition, and 46 should remain unchanged. One hundred fifty are nonstatutory thresholds imposed by the FAR. We recommend that 21 be raised, 25 thresholds be eliminated, 14 of the requirements tied to dollar thresholds be eliminated in their entirety, 3 should be studied further, and 88 not be changed.
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