Analysis of alpha contracting from three perspectives: government contracting, the government program office, and industry
Quander, Angel Y.
Woppert, Jillian N.
Dillard, John T.
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Since it's inception as a 1990s-era acquisition reform, alpha contracting has been a collaborative effort utilized in a sole-source environment between government and industry to streamline an acquisition from beginning to end. This work examines alpha contracting from the three perspectives of the government contracting office, government program office, and industry to provide comprehensive data resulting in best practices for all participants at the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM). This study analyzes literature review, case studies, and the results of a survey that was distributed to members of each of the three perspectives to identify attitudes toward using alpha contracting, as well as the audience's perceptions of efficacy and self-efficacy. Also, examined through this work are the benefits, challenges and risks to each of the three perspectives. The recommendation from this project is to utilize the results of this study to improve alpha contracting at RDECOM.
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