Accession Number:

ADA556720

Title:

Mission and Installation Contracting Command Services Acquisition: Empirical Analysis of Army Service Contract Management Practices

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

The overall purpose of this research is to develop a comprehensive understanding of how the Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command MICC manages the acquisition of services. The specific objective of the proposed research project is to build on the understanding developed in prior research projects and to identify the factors that promote or obstruct the use of best practices in acquisition management and influence the efficiency and effectiveness of service contracts performance. In this study, data is collected from eight Army installation contracting offices, and is meant to serve as a follow-on project for research conducted at additional Mission and Installation Contracting Command offices. In prior research projects, researchers showed a relationship between service type and contract characteristics and management practices, as well as a relationship between capacity and management practices. The current study confirms the findings of previous researchers and provides recommendations for improving performance of service contracts through enhanced capabilities and acquisition processes.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE