Accession Number:

ADP018515

Title:

Contract Administration in a Performance-Based Acquisition Environment is Serious Business

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE