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dc.contributor.advisorMansfield, Don
dc.contributor.advisorSnider, Keith
dc.contributor.authorMansfield, Bryan
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:05:50Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:05:50Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45893
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis research paper explores the use of performance-based acquisition (PBA) techniques when contracting for services on a level-of-effort (LOE) basis. The research explores how often and how effectively these two concepts are used together in the Navy. This paper examines the following questions: Question #1: Can PBA techniques and LOE contract types be used together effectively, or is there a natural conflict between these two approaches? Question #2: Why does the Navy attempt to use PBA techniques for LOE contracts? Question #3: What are the consequences of using PBA techniques for LOE contracts? An analysis of 50 contracts for services revealed that the Navy ineffectively applies PBA techniques to LOE contracts. A review of policy and regulations demonstrated that PBA and LOE are fundamentally incompatible contracting approaches. The study suggests possible explanations for why the Navy attempts to combine PBA and LOE and explores the consequences of doing so. This paper recommends that acquisition policy-makers at all levels make clear that PBA and LOE are dichotomous choices.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thepplicabilityo1094545893
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleThe applicability of performance-based acquisition techniques to level-of-effort services contractsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorservicesen_US
dc.subject.authorcontractingen_US
dc.subject.authorperformance-baseden_US
dc.subject.authorperformanceen_US
dc.subject.authorPBAen_US
dc.subject.authorlevel-of-efforten_US
dc.subject.authorLOE.en_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacificen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science In Contract Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineContract Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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