A COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF ALTERNATIVE SHIP PROCUREMENT POLICIES

This study provides a survey of major trends in shipbuilding procurement since the early 1950s, noting the persistence of certain problems and analyzing the adequacy of explanations for such problems. Particular attention is given to the systems DDG-2 and DE-1052 and the types of procurement that they represented in the 1950s and 1960s, respectively. Formally advertised and negotiated approaches to procurement are evaluated in light of a quantitative study made on these systems. It is shown, for example, that formal advertisement at least for the DE-1052 did not result in unusually low profit margins in builders' bids, as has been traditionally assumed. Finally, suggestions are offered about procurement regulations and Navy-industry relations and objectives.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Controlling Office: Office of Naval Research, Code 430D, Arlington, Virginia 22217. Project NR 347 020.
  • Corporate Authors:

    George Washington Transportation Research Institute. Center for Intelligent Systems Research

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  • Authors:
    • Argersinger, J E
  • Publication Date: 1978-5-18

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: George Washington Transportation Research Institute. Center for Intelligent Systems Research
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Serial T-380
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-75-C-0729
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM