Analysis of Contract Management Processes at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
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NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
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The primary purpose of this research is to analyze the contracting processes utilized by NAVSEA. The goal of this analysis is to identify the current maturity level of each of the six phases of the contract management process, provide an evaluation of the current maturity level, and assess the contributing factors that led to the current maturity level of each contracting division. By applying the Contract Management Maturity Model CMMM in the form of an online survey, we were able to identify the current maturity level of each of the six phases of the contract management process Procurement Planning, Solicitation Planning, Solicitation, Source Selection, Contract Administration, and Contract Closeout. In conjunction with the online survey, we conducted a site visit to NAVSEA headquarters to obtain background information as well as peer reviewed results for this research. The results of these background discussions provided invaluable insight into the contracting operations and allowed us to anticipate the results of the online survey based on information obtained during on-site discussions. The information gathered from the site visits, the survey results, the peer reviews, and the recommendations contained in this report provide the NAVSEA leadership with an unbiased assessment of the NAVSEA contracting process. This assessment also provides a tool to assist NAVSEA in optimizing its contracting processes so that it will use its scarce resources with the utmost efficiency.
- Administration and Management