Government acquisition of commercial products what is the policy?.
Kirtley, Richard W.
Lamm, David V.
MetadataShow full item record
The development of the current policy within the Department of Defense regarding the acquisition of commercial products is traced from its roots within the Report of the Commission on Government Procurement through present attempts to implement the Acquisition and Distribution of Commercial Products Program. Pending publication of the proposed Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) , there is no official separate policy in this area except a brief statement issued by memorandum from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and repeated in a Department of Defense Directive. However, based on the potential savings of time and money exhibited in numerous test acquisitions ,' it is the conclusion of the researcher that official policy is necessary, but that it should be implemented with far more flexibility than proposed in the draft implementation documents reviewed. Acquisition personnel should not be constrained by exacting definitions and clauses addressing such areas as "commercial market acceptability", but should work within general guidelines allowing subjective evaluation of alternatives.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Birmingham, Robert B. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1995-12);This research reviews the intellectual property rights in software acquired by the Department of Defense (DoD). The intent of the study is to analyze the effectiveness of the DoD's policy concerning noncommercial software ...
Mortlock, Robert (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-07); NPS-AM-17-211This Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) case study encourages critical analysis of a U.S. Defense Department project at two key decision points: project start and production. The case centers on the development, testing, and ...
Cantrell, Kim S. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-06);The Federal Government's preference for the acquisition of commercial items was placed into law under Public Law 103-355, Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994. Acquisition policies were established that more closely ...