Accession Number:

ADA282948

Title:

Procurement Guide for the Preparation and Use of Performance Specifications

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

170.0

Abstract:

The use of performance specifications to acquire defense products will reduce overall costs and will permit greater contractor operational freedom to build the product, while motivating process control and continuing process improvement. The aim of this Pamphlet is to assist DOD personnel, including specification developers, end-item users, and procurement personnel, in the development of specific essential product characteristics to be used in the acquisition of defense system and equipment at reduced cost. The objective of this Pamphlet is to describe a process for using performance specifications, which can assist in the transition from TDP-based procurement to performance specification and Best Value acquisitions. This is not a textbook on writing such specifications rather, this Pamphlet is intended to encourage users and acquisition personnel to focus on specific essential product requirements as a way to streamline the acquisition process

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE