Accession Number:

ADA327133

Title:

Affect of Contractor's Estimating System Deficiencies and Disapprovals on DoD Procuring Contracting Officers.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

Contractor estimating systems that produce reliable proposals are a key safeguard for the Government to obtain fair and reasonable contract prices for goods and services. Government Administrative Contracting Officers ACO, with the help of the Defense Contract Audit Agency DCAA, are responsible for determining the adequacy of contractors estimating systems. If a DCAA audit finds estimating systems deficiencies, the ACO may take several actions including disapproving the contractors system, in part or in whole. The process of formal disapproval and deficiencies resolution is a series of contractor written responses, corrective action plans and ACO evaluations. This process can take years before a final determination is made. This thesis will focus on how the Procuring Contracting Officer PCO obtains the information about deficiencies or disapproval and what actions heshe takes to insure the Government is receiving a fair and reasonable price for the goods and services it buys.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE