Update of the Navy Contract Writing Guide Phase III

Report Number: NPS-CM-05-013

Series: Contract Management

Category: Contracting

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Brett M. Schwartz, Jadon Lincoln, Jose L. Sanchez, Leslie S. Beltz

Title: Update of the Navy Contract Writing Guide Phase III

Published: 2005-06-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2005/NPS-CM-05-013.pdf

Keywords: Navy Contract Writing Guide, Payment Problems, Contract Deficiencies


The purpose of this MBA Project is the finalization and completed comprehensive update of the Navy Contract Writing Guide that focuses on payment problems and issues throughout the United States Navy. The project was conducted with the sponsorship and assistance of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition. The now out of date guide was originally written in 1996 in an effort to reduce problem disbursements as related to contract wording and organization. Since then it has been updated in 2003 and again in 2004 in an effort to provide organization and clear and concise solutions to current contract issues. Extensive research, incorporating interviews, and websites, was employed to make the guide relevant in today