Contract Line Item Price Analyzer Model Prototype
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OFFICE
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The Defense Logistics Agency DLA Operations Research and Economic Analysis Management Support Office DORO has develop a microcomputer model to aid pricecost analysts pricers in evaluating multiple line item contract proposals. By using a simple menu, the model aids in selecting line items to be reviewed, accessing a parts data base, and statistically analyzing the price history. It enables analysts to effectively use price, quantity, delivery date and other information in special data base. The data base is extracted from the price history part of the Air Force Acquisition Management Information System AMIS data base. This Contract Line Item Price Analyzer-Acquisition Management Information System CLIPA-AMIS data base contains nearly 2 million buys representing over 900,000 National Stock Numbers NSNs and approximately 1,200 Federal Supply Codes FSCs. The model can identify high cost-risk items in a proposal and reduce the need to research low cost-risk items, having less impact. In addition to its analytical functions, CLIPA provides browse, batch input and file maintenance, as well as hard copy reporting features. The model also solves connectivity, access, and response problems that have discouraged pricers from using mainframe data bases.
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