The benefits and inhibitors to the use of commercial item descriptions at Defense Logistic Agency Supply Centers
Cottongim, Dale P.
Matsushima, Rodney F.
Zirschky, Stephen L.
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The implementation of the commercial item description (CID) program is one of DoD's attempts to improve the acquisition of commercial and commercial-type products. CIDs provide the Contracting Officer with a means to solicit for commercial products using a generic description consisting of salient characteristics of products available in the commercial marketplace. This thesis addresses the benefits and inhibitors to the use of CIDs at Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Supply Centers. Data were collected from DLA employees and Government contractors to determine the perceived benefits and inhibitors. Based on this research, it is recommended that the parameters for the use of CIDs be expanded and continued education of the acquisition workforce regarding the CID program be held.
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