Performance-Based Service Acquisition (PBSA), A-76 and Personal Services - A Cautionary Note
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV HUNTSVILLE AL
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The concurrent emphasis on acquiring services using Performance-Based Service Acquisition PBSA and the new A-76 competitive sourcing procedures gives rise to some potentially conflicting goals that acquisition personnel need to be aware of in order to avoid personal service contracts. A contract for services can become a personal services contract either by the way it is written or by the way it is administered, but proper training and planning can help avoid this pitfall. Acquisition and contracting personnel need to be informed about what constitutes personal services and aware of this limitation as it applies to managing PBSA contracts. This article seeks to further define personal services and offers some suggestions for consideration when writing a performance work statement PWS or statement of objectives S00 for a PBSA.
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