Analysis of Disputes Relative to Government Furnished Property
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The purpose of this thesis is to identify problems in the management of Government Furnished Property GFP in the Governments acquisition process. The research focused on the reasons the Armed Services Board of Appeals ASBCA sustained the contractors appeal of the contracting officers final decision COFD. Using this research methodology it was found that the rationale used by the ASBCA in sustaining the contractors appeal could be used to categorize the problems in the management of GFP as follows 1 GFP not suitable for its intended use, 2 Government failure to deliver GFP, 3 Government failure to compensate for additional costs associated with additional items of GFE, 4 equipment should have been GFE vice CFE, and 5 Government failure to maintain accurate records of what it furnished as GFP. Reasons one and two are related to the Governments requirements under the GFP clause and account for 72.7 of the ASBCAs reasons for sustaining the appeals of this study. The study alsc showed that case law is the most highly relied upon basis to support the ASBCAs decision, followed by the GFP clause.
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