An Analysis of Navy, Marine Corps, and Army Food Service Contracting
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis examines the major difficulties associated with administration of food service contracts in the Army, Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps. Specifically, pre-award causes of these difficulties, action taken by Government contract administration officials, and reactions of contractors to these difficulties have been identified. Actions both Government and industry can take during pre-award and post-award to improve the performance of food service contracts are recommended. An informational background for food service contracting has been developed. Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and protests to the Comptroller General were examined in detail General Accounting Office GAO, Army Audit Agency, and Navy Audit Service reports relative to food service contracting were reviewed and mail survey results of Government officials and contractors were presented to determine the major difficulties associated with administration and performance of food service contracts. The thesis describes how administration and performance difficulties are caused by pre-award actions by the Government, and how corrective actions can significantly reduce the incidence of difficulties, and failure, of food service contracts.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies