Accession Number:

ADA386442

Title:

A Performance Measurement Approach for Priced-Based Acquisition

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this thesis is to create a set of core performance metrics that will be used to evaluate how effective price-based acquisition is in the accomplishment of eliminating or reducing the differences between the Department of Defenses acquisition process and the buying practices of the private sector in the procurement of goods and services. A survey of acquisition professionals at various contracting organizations throughout the Services was conducted to gain an insight into the current understanding and use of price-based acquisition in the contracting process. From the literature review and responses to the survey an analysis was conducted on the current goals, understanding and use of price-based acquisition in the Department of Defense. It was found that the current understanding and use of price-based acquisition is limited in the acquisition process. From the data collected during this research a set of goals and performance metrics were defined for the measurement and evaluation of the primary goals of price-based acquisition.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE