Final Report for the Contractor Past Performance Systems Evaluation Study to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition Reform).
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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The principal objective of the study was to provide information and independent evaluations that will assist in the formulation of a DOD-wide policy on the collection and use of information on the past performance of contractors. The scope of the study was focused in two broad areas The first area addressed the following items All existing past performance processes and systems used within the DOD, and a sample of comparable processes and systems used by other federal agencies and by commercial finns The manner in which past performance information is collected and validated The past performance data elements prescribed by the functional users Customer satisfaction with past performance information and the systems that provide this information Customer views on the difference that past performance information makes in the source selection process An economic analysis to determine whether the use of past performance information makes good business sense The appropriate use of contractor past performance information The current use of past performance information within DOD and The administrative burden associated with collecting the information. The second broad area in which the study focused involved the development of a model program to assist in the implementation of past performance policy within DOD. This model was developed using the results from an assessment of the items listed above, under the first focus area.
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