Contract Administration in a Performance-Based Acquisition Environment is Serious Business
MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC
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Many of us are eager to implement Performance-Based Services Acquisitions PBSA as we attempt to comply with procurement and acquisition reform. Although there is an abundance of written material instructing us on how to develop and award a PBSA, we find far less guidance on the emerging realities in administering an awarded PBSA. Contract administration in a PBSA environment is mission-critical, not to be treated as an ancillary responsibility subordinate to originating acquisitions. This article approaches this viewpoint by examining the post-award management of a single service in one commercial industry and compares it to government contracting practices particularly with an emphasis on legacy cradle-to-grave organizational structures while also exploring the need for a shift in government perspective and change in organizational practices.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies