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Accession Number ADA564891
Title Understanding and Mitigating Protests of Department of Defense Acquisition Contracts.
Publication Date Aug 2010
Media Count 90p
Personal Author G. F. Thompson S. M. Maser
Abstract The defense acquisition process, which is governed by federal statutes, executive orders, administrative rules, and judicial rulings, includes opportunities for bidders to protest decisions, especially the final award, triggering a review and administrative hearing by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). In theory, the benefits of allowing protests include more competitive and accountable procurements. The costs of protests include the resources expended by the Department of Defense (DOD) and GAO in responding to legitimate and frivolous protests and delays in awarding and executing contracts. Delays have consequences for both the costs of the contract, defense policy, and national security. This report outlines research on the defense acquisitions process, focusing upon source selections and bid protests, to identify potential improvements.
Keywords Agency management systems
Bid protests
Cofc(Court of federal claims)
Contract bids
Defense acquisitions process
Federal appropriations statutes
Gao(Government accountability office)
Military procurement
Organization theory
Source selections
Transaction cost theory

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92C - Social Concerns
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
Corporate Author Willamette Univ., Salem, OR. Graduate School of Management.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number N00244-09-1-0019

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