Department of Defense

Defense Contracts - Redesign Boiler Plate Clause Process

Currently defense contracts for supplies run from 7 to 35 pages. A majority of the pages are filled with boiler plate clauses that are "agency" related, not related to the specific procurement. Suggest Procurement offices create one boilerplate of clauses to keep on file for each cage code. This signed document would be a blanket agreement to cover all contracts issued by that procurement office. For example, DLA could have one agreement for all their procurement sites. Benefit: The size of contracts could be reduced by more than half. This saves paper, it also saves the time that DoD personnel have to spend combing through boiler plate clauses that have nothing to do with Quality requirements, schedule, or other clauses specific to the particular item.

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Idea No. 717