Accession Number:

ADA608726

Title:

Good Contracts Start with Good Requirements

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Service requirements and their associated contracts account for more than half of the Defense Department s annual contract spending. A clearly written requirement is the key to meeting our customers performance needs. Contracting officers know that the best contract in the world cannot save poorly defined requirements. The opportunity for protest, claims, cost increases, and administrative nightmares all await those who can t define the results they need from their service contracts. Reports from the Government Accountability Office, the Defense Science Board, and Inspector General routinely identify poorly defined requirements as a common fault in services acquisition. So how can we define better requirements

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE