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An Analysis of Contracting Activity Purchase Request Acceptance Lead Time for USMC using Unit Acquisitions under the Simplified Acquisitions Threshold

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Authors
Kantner, Paul
Leggerle, Korey
Subjects
acquisition lead time
federal acquisition regulation
procurement acquisition
purchase request acceptance
acquisition contract
lead time
acquisition planning
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Date of Issue
2020-01-21
Date
01/21/20
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
This project analyzes the purchase request acceptance lead time (PRALT) for United States Marine Corps (USMC) acquisitions under the simplified acquisition threshold from unit requirement generation to acceptance by a contracting entity. We evaluate the lead time required prior to the start of the procurement acquisition lead time (PALT) measurements to determine how the length of PRALT affects units’ ability to receive valid contract requirements. With this project, we reviewed various contracting procedures and conducted a literature review of current contracting practices and the procurement environment. We use quantitative data from approved program systems of record to review the amount of time required from the contract package proposal to acceptance into the contract PALT process. This review allows us to analyze variations in PRALT and identify factors delaying acceptance of a contracting package. From this analysis, we develop policy recommendations to further decrease total acquisition lead time.
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Report
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NPS Report Number
NPS-CM-20-018
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Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Program
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.