Accession Number:

ADA276317

Title:

Disputes Resolution In Navy Public/Private Competition

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Competition between public activities and private companies for aviation depot level maintenance began in 1987. Since then numerous areas of concern have developed in the publicprivate arena. One such area is disputes resolution. This thesis addresses the disputes resolution process currently utilized by Naval Air Systems Command NAVAIR. The current administrative process essentially uses the Naval Aviation Depot NADEP chain of command. This method works well when NAVAIR and its subordinate activities are involved. However, the introduction of Defense Contract Management Command DCMC to administer the contracts and the addition of other Services depots competing for these awards have forced NAVAIR to readdress its disputes process. The Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR does not apply to public performing activities, but it is NAVAIRs policy that its publicprivate process will operate as if it did. With this in mind, NAVAIRs disputes process should mirror that which is delineated in the FAR. The litigation portion of the disputes resolution process outlined in the FAR does not apply to public activities, because the Government cannot sue itself. Therefore NAVAIRs disputes resolution process should take the form of Alternate Disputes Resolution ADR as delineated in the FAR. Publicprivate competition, Alternate disputes resolution, Depot level maintenance.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE