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Risky Business: Managing Interagency Acquisition


Steven L. Schooner


George Washington University - Law School

2005

The Government Contractor, Vol. 47, No. 14, 2005
GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 138
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 138

Abstract:     
This brief piece applauds the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for adding the management of interagency contracting to its High Risk List. It suggests that interagency acquisition, the poster child for the flexible, streamlined, businesslike approach of the 1990's acquisition reform movement, has become the federal procurement system's Achilles heel. It recommends that the government needs more qualified professionals to proactively craft results-oriented contracts and to manage effectively contractors' performance. Finally it suggests commencing a meaningful conversation about the appropriate role of businesslike models, generally, and fees, specifically, in governance.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: interagency acquisition, task and delivery orders, contract management

JEL Classification: H57, K12, K23

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Date posted: April 12, 2005 ; Last revised: May 31, 2012

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Schooner, Steven L., Risky Business: Managing Interagency Acquisition (2005). The Government Contractor, Vol. 47, No. 14, 2005; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 138; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 138. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=702546

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