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Department of Energy

Combine Federal Contracting Offices to Optimize Resources

Everyone knows the federal contracting workforce is understaffed and under-experienced for the workload facing them. It's time to optimize scarce resources and make organizational changes in key agencies. DOD should combine its services' contracting resources to ensure it has the experienced well trained people it needs. Organizational changes as well as evaluating each agency's processes for efficiencies could save money... more »

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Department of Defense

Change Major Defense Program Contracting Paradigm

Contract types should be focused on the program phase. Currently, MDAPs are usually put on one kind of contract (Cost Plus Award Fee, Firm-Fixed Price, etc) for the life of the contract. For example: Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF) contracts should be reserved for early-lifecycle phases such as concept definition, up through Critical Design Review (CDR). At CDR, the requirements should be stable and the design well understood.... more »

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Department of Defense

Contract efficientcy

I assist in writing contract packages for the Department of the Navy. A small group of engineers assist our contracts shop and technical departments to make sure the requirements are well written and in accordance with current guidance. It takes our agency 12 months to years to get through all of necessary bureaucracy involved to get a contract written, evaluated and awarded. I have found that often the contracts are... more »

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