Accession Number:

ADA386722

Title:

Multi-Phase Source Selection Strategy Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

This thesis analyzed the use of a multi-phase source selection strategy at the Naval Air Systems Command. Points noted in four case studies were contrasted with policies and practices. Three essential characteristics of the multi-phase source selection strategy are that phases are used to fully understand requirements to the point that program risk is reduced, changes to requirements do not have to be re-competed and no Justification and Approval is required for other than full and open competition when going into a follow-on phase considering only offerors from prior phases. Factors identified when the proposed multi-phase source selection strategy is appropriate include 1 confidence in the ability to determine a fair price without supplier cost data 2 a fluid requirement 3 potential to take advantage of commercial technology 4 time to fully accommodate exploratory phases prior to or at the start of the program 5 adequate commitment of funds to accommodate potential growth in funding requirements during requirement development phases 6 experienced personnel willing to adopt new strategies and engage in revised behavior patterns and 7 organizational willingness to modify regulatory guidance as needed to accommodate the intended strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE