A Decision Model for Merging Base Operations: Outsourcing Pest Management on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

Report Number: NPS-AM-11-176

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Pest Management

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Shane H. Derby, Michael C. Bishop

Title: A Decision Model for Merging Base Operations: Outsourcing Pest Management on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

Published: 2011-11-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2011/NPS-AM-11-176.pdf

Keywords: Pest Management

Abstract:

Should pest management be outsourced on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling? The researchers of this report argue the cost to outsource may be significantly greater, possibly five times greater, than completing the requirement in-house with federal employees. To in-source and outsource a service requirement for the federal government is sometimes transactional, but when either in-sourcing or outsourcing supports a long-term installation function and impacts mission support, greater analysis is needed before making the decision to outsource.

In accordance with congressional legislation, on October 1, 2010, Bolling Air Force Base and Naval Support Facility Anacostia merged to form Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB). The installation occupies over 900 acres and requires an extensive pesticide treatment plan. Currently, the level of service for pesticide treatment is different on Bolling than it is on Anacostia. Bolling is staffed with three full-time civil service entomologists who provide effective pesticide treatment for the 136 buildings and 359 acres of land area Bolling occupies. Anacostia has 74 buildings and 607 acres of land area in which only two buildings are fully treated under an existing regional contract.

The researchers goal in producing this report is to help the decision-maker choose the best course of action among the following alternatives to meet the expanded pest treatment requirement on JBAB. The following is a list of possible actions explored in the report: