LPTA versus Tradeoff: Analysis of Contract Source Selection Strategies and Performance Outcomes

Report Number: NPS-CM-16-143

Series: Contract Management

Category: Contract Management

Report Series: Sponsored Reports

Authors: Jake Baker Michael Bono, Justin DeVoe

Title: LPTA versus Tradeoff: Analysis of Contract Source Selection Strategies and Performance Outcomes

Published: 2016-06-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.org/files/FY2016/NPS-CM-16-143.pdf

Keywords: Contract source selection, LPTA, tradeoff

Abstract:

The purpose of this research is to determine if a relationship exists between the contract source selection strategy employed, either LPTA or tradeoff, and the contract pre-award and post-award performance metrics. Data were collected from contract files located at Naval Sea Systems Command to determine the potential relationship between LPTA and tradeoff performance metrics. The findings of this research suggest that not enough data were collected to answer the research questions. However, the data contained in this report will be incorporated into a pool of data gathered from previous research efforts to provide adequate statistical power to answer the research questions. The report concludes with recommendations for further research.