Centralization of contracting activities : primary factors to consider to achieve the most efficient and effective regional contracting organization
Jeffrey R. Cuskey
David V. Lamm.
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The purpose of this thesis is to examine the critical factors that must be considered in any centralization of contracting activities in a geographical region, and understanding these factors, how can they be incorporated using sound business practices to form an efficient and effective centralized contracting activity for the customer. The data for this research were gathered through a literature review on the INTERNET, and various libraries. Interviews were conducted with personnel in the San Diego region, as well as electronic surveys of various commands in the San Diego, Puget Sound, Norfolk, and Jacksonville regions. This thesis concludes that consolidation of contracting activities must consider critical factors including contracting workload, change management/perceptual issues, stakeholder issues, funding, technology, head of contracting activity authority issues, and core versus non- core mission support. The final conclusion is that centralization of contracting activities can be implemented, however, it must be done in an environment that seeks to add value to the contracting process, is process driven in finding the right regional procurement structure, and focuses upon the customer.
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